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Old 03-09-2005, 08:35 PM   #6
jitensha
Dojo: Aikikai of Philadelphia
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Re: "Aikido student" in Japanese and more...

Hi Jesse,

I think aikidoka is a specific term implying that aikido is
one's profession, or career...i.e. you get paid to do it.

Although I try to practice as if aikido is my profession,
I have to do something else to pay the bills so this term
does not apply to me.

This thread has a good discussion about the term aikidoka and its use.

-chris

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