Thread: Signs on belt
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Old 12-02-2003, 11:45 AM   #12
Jack Simpson
Dojo: Western Maryland Aikikai - Frederick, Maryland
Location: hangin' with the tengu in the "mountains" of Maryland
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 91
On my old hakama, soon to be retired, I have my last name, but somewhat phonetically done in kanji. It reads "shin bu son" for "Simpson", but the kanji translates roughly to "grandson of true warrior" and was done to remember my Grandfather who I never got the chance to meet. My belt is blank.

I find names on gi's helpful, rather than egotistical. It's very helpful at a big seminar too, kind of like name tags at a party. Although I don't have my name on mine, my wife is threating to write it on the inside of the collar, like at camp, if I leave it around the gym again.

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