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Old 12-30-2004, 12:16 AM   #1
Nafis Zahir
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Dojo: Bucks County Aikido
Location: Pennsylvania
Join Date: Jul 2003
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I just received my Nidan Certificate, and as I thought about how to have it framed, I wondered why, after all these years, why the certificates were not issued in english or at least with an english translation next to the Japanese. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to read your certificate? Aikido had become so widespread and diverse, with many Instructors having 30 to 35 years of training under their belts. No disrespect to the Japanese at all, but I feel as though we should be able to read our certificates or at least have a smaller paper one issued along with it in english. Does anyone know why we do not get them in english or with the translation? Has this issued ever been raised before or is it taboo?

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