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Old 12-29-2005, 06:23 PM   #21
James Kelly
Dojo: Glendale Aikikai
Location: Los Angeles
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 109
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Re: What's happened to Shudokan?

To my ear, Smith Sensei does sound better, but we rarely use Japanese word order for names -- don't hear Yamada Kenji as much as Kenji Yamada -- so the native language argument may not be the best one.

My favorite though is John Cardinal Smith. How's that for old school word order.
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