Are the phrases " arigatou", " doumo", or "doumo arigatou" used much in your dojos?
I refrained from responding quickly because I wanted to check. In the past few days I have heard doumo
hardly at all and not once in the dojo.
However, I tend to be wary of responding to questions like the one asked by the opening poster, who asked a very general question, but on the basis of a correction made by aikido teachers who are not Japanese native speakers (as far as I can see).