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Old 01-06-2002, 09:09 AM   #3
Greg Jennings
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Originally posted by Musashi

Just as the practitioners of Judo are Judoka, I as a practitioner of Aikido am an Aikidoka.

Seems like a pretty straight forward question.
This has come up several times on Aikido-L and I believe recently on E-Budo.

If I remember correctly, the ka suffix is more accurately used to denote a professional in a given field.

Perhaps Jun will post and give us a native speaker's perspective

Errata: The relevant E-Budo post is by Chris Li in the "Here a Soke, There a Soke..." thread in the "Koryu: History and Tradition" forum. Chris, from my perspective at least, is a walking dictionary of Japanese.


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