Reading more about the difference between Okinawan and Japanese way of running the dojo, I was wondering how do you run yours? Are you strict, military like Japanese system or maybe friendly and relaxed?
I run my dojo in a relaxed manner, but not overly relaxed. There are rules, ceremonies and order. Drawback of this is that sometimes people take kindness as weakness; benefits are that it is more like a family and have great support between members.
Students coming from other systems sometimes find difficult to get used to our way, especially from Shotokan.