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Old 06-30-2000, 08:15 PM   #3
Chuck Clark
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I think the "ka" is used more in the west now for anyone who practices.

I have always understood that in the "old days" it was reserved for the equivilant of about sandan and above. In other words, a "serious" practitioner.

Chuck Clark
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