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Old 05-22-2010, 02:27 AM   #5
Dojo: Asoryu Aikido Club
Location: Huddersfield
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 8
United Kingdom
Re: Japanese lessons for your trip to Hombu

Hi all;

I have not read all the posts, but just wanted to add this comment. I trained in Aikido in Japan for over ten years my Japanese was rubbish and is still rubbish as I found many people in Tokyo speak reasonable English. The point is: in some ways not speaking Japanese in Japan when learning Aikido is an advantage as you have to pay a lot more attention in class and very carefully watch what the teacher id doing. You can not learn Aikido by talking about it in any language.
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