|All kigu encourage you to face yourself|
Many dojo have mirrors, although not so many karateka who use them can see what is being reflected back at them...they're too busy looking; a bit like the guy at the gym who can't seem to lift anything unless he's watching himself in a mirror. Yes..yes...so you look like your dream image, but is that the point of the mirror, or just the way you're using it? Kigu are not there to ad 'spice' to your training. They are not there to give you the edge over the karate academy down the road that doesn't have them, they are there to help you learn about your true nature.
There is little about karate training, of any value, that is convenient; and yet the advertising I see would suggest otherwise. "Little Ninja's from 6 pm to 6.15 pm" - 'Junior Samurai from 6.20 pm to 6.45 pm'. 'Junior Adults class from 7 pm to 7.30 pm' And then the big one...the 'Senior Adults' class. As that runs for a whole hour, it's not as well attended as the others, but hey...it's not easy being a 'Black Belt'...right?
Thank goodness you're training at a 'real' dojo and not one of those other places. I suppose if you 'need' your customers/followers, or as you no doubt like to call them...your 'students', then you have to set things up to suit them, I get that. But once you 'need' followers/students and then begin to make things convenient, please don't tell me you're still teaching them karate.
I'm so glad my teachers never made things easy, it was a lesson that has proven fare more beneficial than any 'technique' they may have shown me......