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Old 09-15-2002, 05:31 PM   #4
Bruce Baker
Dojo: LBI Aikikai/LBI ,NJ
Location: Barnegaat, NJ
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 893
I opened up that can of worms a number of months ago. I was met with incredulous and disparaging remarks, but in the great scheme of things, as time goes on, eventually we will have 8th and 9th dans in the world arena who are not Japanese in descent. When this starts to happen, it will be a matter of time before the use of Japanese terms becomes much like latin, another term for the teaching language of each country. I dare say, the root techniques might to become ingrained to a language as common terms. Will it happen in the next few years, no. Give it a hundred or so more years to ferment. Meanwhile, learn your lessons, as best you can.
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