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    Default What's it mean to be senior in your dojo?

    I got to spend last November in my old dojo in Japan. They consider me a senior member at this point, and I wrote about the experience and expectations in this blog post:
    My question is, what does it mean to be senior in your dojo? What are the requirements, responsibilities and expectations? Are they different from a traditional dojo in Japan? If so, how?
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    What it usually means to be senior in Japan is that you have to live there. If you are a senior and not there it means you are a senior somewhere else. In my dojo seniors clean the floor like everybody else. It also means you have to go every day even if students dont turn up.
    Hyakutake Colin

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