In this video I discuss three “traditional” things we don’t do, and I explain why we don’t do them. In my dojo we have long since stopped:
1) Using Japanese titles i.e. “Sensei”, etc.
2) Employing formal Japanese etiquette (beyond a simple bow).
3) Lining up by rank when training kihon, etc.
As is made clear in the video, I’m not saying everyone should follow suit, as it could be that those things remain useful and relevant to other groups. However, we have certainly found ditching those things to be very beneficial. I hope you find the video interesting, irrespective of your own personal choices around these issues.
All the best,
PS The YouTube link can be found HERE