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Old 10-24-2013, 09:26 AM   #72
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Re: Can you truly understand budo without training in Japan?

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Philip Zeplin-Frederiksen wrote: View Post
Japanese people will be more than happy to spread their language, literature, culture and so forth to other countries, but many will at the same time insist, that to truly understand it, you will have to be Japanese.
they say this because they feel that you have to have been born Japanese to be properly exposed to all of the kata in their society.
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