Thursday 18 March 2010

My kanji

Some people have curiously asked me "Which kanji have been used for your name?" (on my dogi and obi) so I thought I'd quickly answer that in this post. Nothing serious all good fun here!
OK, the three kanji which form my name are 'On' (which means favor, obligation and/or kindness); this character is the same used for the kata Jion. 'Do' is the same as karatedo (literally path, road or way). And 'Rei' is translated as bow, thanks or gratitude; this is the same as reigi or politeness/courtesy.
Kindest regards and respect from Nippon,

© André Bertel, Japan 2010.

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