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Old 10-13-2008, 09:31 AM   #3
Dojo: Dale City Aikikai
Location: VA
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 393
Re: Mis-spelling on hakama

Let it go. Why would you want to ruin someelse's moment. They are most likely extremely proud of their item. Either they did it or they didn't make sure that the people doing it for them was completely correct which makes it their problem. My instructor gives all his yudansha their first blackbelt as a gift no matter where in the world you are currently practicing. If you studied with him, then he gives you a belt when you become a yudansha. He spelt my name wrong in katakana. I too know enough Japanese on how it should be but why spoil his moment. I let it go and wear it with pride.
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