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Old 11-21-2007, 01:21 PM   #12
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Re: Dogi worn wrong?

Marc Abrams wrote: View Post
It is a big deal to the Japanese. The right goes over the left on DEAD PEOPLE! Unless you are training at a dojo in which the "living dead" are practicing, then I would not suggest that you get this one wrong.

Marc Abrams

It's what I was told by my sensei in Japan, and my wife, who is Japanese.

Interestingly, I'm sure I saw a Seagal movie one time in which he has his "kimono" silk top done up the wrong way (he was in a boat going up a river in Thailand I think).....maybe I was just seeing things......

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