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Old 06-03-2006, 08:28 AM   #21
Peter Goldsbury
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Re: Aikidoka learning Japanese

Hello Hanna,

I disagree about the thread drift.

I have found that it is just as difficult for my Japanese students in Hiroshima to remember the names of the waza, when they prepare for a grading, as it is for Dutch students in Holland (where I also regularly teach).

The question of the original poster was not specific as to country and my Japanese students are native speakers of the language. So, while one can argue about learning terms for numbers etc, learning the terms for waza seems not to depend on whether you are a native speaker or not.

Best wishes,

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