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Saying Goodbye to Sensei

I recently wrote about Greeting Sensei. It is equally important to politely say goodbye to your Sensei when you leave the dojo. This also gives your Sensei an opportunity to encourage you and suggest how you can improve your training.

It is very poor form to leave the dojo without politely saying goodbye to your Sensei.

Students might also politely say goodbye to their seniors, particularly seniors who had taught them during that class.

Of course, this same courtesy applies outside of the dojo when we greet and part with our parents and seniors. We must be courteous at all times, not only in the dojo.

Begin and end with courtesy, and be courteous in the middle too!


Charles C. Goodin