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Old 04-05-2004, 03:51 AM   #16
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Hi Charles - this is a good point. Basically at the end of class you DO thank your teacher - each and every time. Doing it again seems a little over the top.
Charles Hill wrote:
My answer is no.

I`m trying to figure out why that is. I train in Japan and it seems that personally and specifically thanking the teacher in a way that is not part of the form of the class is just not done. I am interested in hearing what others who train/have trained in Japan think. When I train in the U.S., I have thanked my teachers, but in Japan, I have never even thought about it.

Charles Hill

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