Thread: Smoking
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Old 10-15-2008, 05:22 PM   #9
Charles Hill
Dojo: Numazu Aikikai/Aikikai Honbu Dojo
Location: Three Lakes WI/ Mishima Japan
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 837
Re: Smoking

Many if not most senior Japanese shihan smoke/smoked. I remember years ago, in a certain shihan's class, a pack of cigs fell out of the folds of his gi in the middle of a technique. This shihan would give us hourly breaks while testing so we could "rest." He would then run outside to get a nicotine fix.

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