Waseda Karate Club E-mails 4.8.2003

Honda – Senpei, 

Again, I’m sorry that I didn’t understand that we were supposed to come to practice during the Spring break.  I cannot understand Japanese well yet and I thought Karate practice was finished until the next semester except for a few “special sessions.  So I worked fulltime and as you know will return to part time when classes begin.  That is why I didn’t understand why everyone was angry with me.  Now I know the system and will not make the same mistake again.  I really enjoy learning Karate and really want to continue I have received my schedule for work and class and I can attend the Karate session 3 days a week every week. 

I want to attend 4 days a week but I must ask permission from the company and will get my answer in the next 2 weeks.  Is it ok if I attend practice this week on Friday and Saturday, and then next week on Monday, Friday and Saturday?  After that I will have a set schedule and will be able to attend on the same days every week.  

Thank you very much,



Hello Kato-San.  I realized yesterday that I had made a mistake.  As you know my Japanese is not good and I misunderstood.  I thought Karate practice was finished until the next semester except for a few “Special Sessions.”  Therefore, I worked full-time during the break and will return to part-time work the first week my classes begin. 

Honda – Senpei told us that there was practice during the spring break and the group was upset because we didn’t attend the practice.  Again, I didn’t know about this and since I’m a foreigner I didn’t understand the Japanese system and nobody told me that I was supposed to come to practice during the break.  So I am sorry my friend and I hope you can forgive me for my mistake.  

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