“Saturday “hang-out” time. My daughter frequently comes with me to the dojo on Saturday mornings for kids classes. Afterwards, she hangs out until all the adult classes are over with. The daughter of a long-time student (and good friend) also comes to this class, and the two of them spend quite a bit of time hanging out. What makes this special to me is that several other kids want to stay too. They don’t see the dojo as just a place to take a class and then go home–they see it as a place to enjoy.”
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