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Old 07-02-2007, 05:17 PM   #24
Location: Brisbane
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 35
Re: Aikidoka learning Japanese

Regarding this topic,

I don't believe while living in your own home country that it would be necessary. However before I really took Aikido seriously I was studying Japanese more seriously. This has led me to make the decision to go to Japan for University in Osaka - the bonus is that I can now also train under the teachers I want to. I also heard that Saito Sensei (Jnr) encouraging his students to learn Japanese in order to understand O'Sensei's teachings - I think that might be difficult even for some good translators/interpretors.

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