At the Aikido Center of Tainan they do talk quite abit. a very chinese way in that although the teacher gets a lot of respect (often called superman in english cuz he is 68 years old running circles around the young guys).. Even as a white belt though I have been asked, "do you feel pain or presure" or "hai tong ma?" . I don't speak enough chinese to speak a lot, so I simple say yes or no.