Student Guide

Dojo Customs

The purpose of this section is to convey the outward form of Aikido customs. It is not given in the greatest depth or detail. It doesn't say, for example, "bow from the waist thirty degrees ...". It does say "bow to the Shomen". Aikido is best done with a sincere heart, and is best understood through doing. Aikido practice should never be done just out of habit or thoughtlessly. As for many of the little particular questions that might come up along the way --- don't wait! Think it out for yourself, ask another student, or ask Sensei!