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Old 02-23-2005, 06:10 PM   #18
Ryan Bigelow
Dojo: Kenyoin
Location: Japan
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 21
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Re: kata dori vs. katate dori

Ive only trained in the US once, but I couldn't understand any of the Japanese spoken in the dojo either. My Japanese is far from perfect, but Ive become use to hearing the "perfect" (read:native) pronunciation (with a heavy dose of mikawa-ben of course ) so foreign pronunciation might as well be an entirely different language.
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