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Old 04-08-2011, 08:14 AM   #30
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Re: Zen in the Art of Aikido

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Niall Matthews wrote: View Post

In fact he injured his throat when he was young so his voice was always very soft and in the dojo even Japanese people found it difficult to follow what he said.
Niall, I didn't know that. I know of a number of prominent Instructors in Japan who speak very softly/quickly and/or use very obscure words and references. It seems to be a fairly widespread habit!
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