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    I'm just curious about current JETs experiences with clubs at their schools. I'm sure it varies widely, but I think it'd be a cool thing to get involved in if my schools give me the opportunity. I'd definitely love to get involved with English clubs (duh) and drama clubs in particular, if anyone has two-cents to give on those specifically.

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    I was never once (in three years) asked to not participate with clubs. Don't interfere or anything, but hang around and test the water, then see if you can get in there. I usually did sports, but I went in with the music clubs and science/home economics clubs sometimes too. I always felt welcome.
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    Be careful, though. In JHS and SHS competitive clubs are REALLY competitive. If you don't know how to do kendo, don't muck around with the kendo club.

    If you can play basketball, etc, by all means help out and have fun with appropriate groups. Just don't expect to be taught anything and don'T get in the way.
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    Just don't expect to be taught anything...
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    Quote Originally Posted by uthinkimlost? View Post
    Be careful, though. In JHS and SHS competitive clubs are REALLY competitive. If you don't know how to do kendo, don't muck around with the kendo club.

    If you can play basketball, etc, by all means help out and have fun with appropriate groups. Just don't expect to be taught anything and don'T get in the way.
    To add to this, though, not all sports clubs/schools are competitive. The school I attended had some competitive clubs, but others that weren't at all and where you could learn something (in my case, kendo!) That being said, my experience is as a student and not a teacher.

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    I very occasionally drop clubs in my school. I don't like hanging around after classes are over (I have stuff to do most of the time,) and for a lot of the students, the clubs are the only place they get to hang out with their friends without a teacher breathing down their neck the whole time.

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    I would kill to not be involved in my English club, and I've been doing my best to distance myself from it as much as possible.
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    I finally got some decent kids in my club btw, gizmo. I'm still the butt of all their jokes, but at least they aren't racist jokes.




    Also a super leggy cute ichinen just joined ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiggit View Post
    Also a super leggy cute ichinen just joined ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノ
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    ... My schools don't have English clubs. Though I did get asked last week by my favorite student why I don't play volleyball with them... Maybe I should get some gym clothes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiggit View Post
    I finally got some decent kids in my club btw, gizmo. I'm still the butt of all their jokes, but at least they aren't racist jokes.




    Also a super leggy cute ichinen just joined ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノ
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    Teach them something new?? Are you mad? All you do in Japan is rehash the same stuff over and over for 15 years. Hello song, what do you like sports? and fruit basket. The holy trinity of English education.

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    Get your mind in their gutter, boy.
    Fixed that for ya.
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    I would definitely love to do some science or art clubs. Sports on the otherhand...meh.

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    I think I will be teaching at a few JHS (though my coworkers made it sound like I will mostly be in ES) so I would be ecstatic if I could join a naginata club...but I'm not holding my breath on that lol. But I wouldn't mind visiting a sports club every now and then (like soccer).

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    My organization's website lists kendo as a club activity. I'm interested in being involved. >w<
    Last edited by Kurisuchan; June 2nd, 2015 at 06:58.

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    Quote Originally Posted by naginataonthebrain View Post
    I think I will be teaching at a few JHS (though my coworkers made it sound like I will mostly be in ES) so I would be ecstatic if I could join a naginata club...but I'm not holding my breath on that lol. But I wouldn't mind visiting a sports club every now and then (like soccer).
    Even if there isn't a club in your school, there may be one in your community - I had a friend get super serious with the community Kyudo club.
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    Quote Originally Posted by naginataonthebrain View Post
    I think I will be teaching at a few JHS (though my coworkers made it sound like I will mostly be in ES) so I would be ecstatic if I could join a naginata club...but I'm not holding my breath on that lol. But I wouldn't mind visiting a sports club every now and then (like soccer).
    That would most certainly be a community activity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by singinglupines View Post
    I would definitely love to do some science or art clubs. Sports on the otherhand...meh.
    Any school would love you to join the arts clubs (not many have science clubs afaik), you may end up running the whole thing!

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    How common are rec leagues for various sports?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurisuchan View Post
    My organization's website lists kendo as a club activity. I'm interested in being involved. >w<
    Just keep what others have said already in this thread in mind. The kendo club will be serious business. If you want to be involved in it, the club leader (teacher) may very well expect you to be dedicated to the club. That could mean six hours a week of practices and attending matches on the weekend.

    Otoh, I've also heard with the club leader being happy with the alt being a club mascot. In that case it might not be so bad.
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