Hi everyone,

I’m Mas Kikuchi at North East Japanese Professional Services.

I can provide lessons to teach Japanese to people who are eager for practising Karate and other types of martial arts.

I know this is sudden, but if you teach or practise Japanese martial arts, do you think you are using correct Japanese? I have visited dozens of dojo including major Karate schools in USA and UK over the last 10 years.

What surprised me was that all of them used Japanese in their lessons.

More precisely, they use Japanese-like words during lessons, but the words are somehow mysterious that native Japanese speakers cannot understand.

Unfortunately, none of the classes I’ve seen could use correct Japanese.



It’s fine if their mother tongues affect the accents of their Japanese. However, most of the pronunciations are very difficult to understand and wrong meanings are used sometimes.

Moreover, most of the classes use manners that don’t exist in Japanese culture, but they have been inherited and spread through the class just like a common language or standard manners that you can only use in the class.

It is only odd for those who know Japanese to see that the communications are exchanged between teachers and students based on wrong words and manners in a big group.

I am a native Japanese speaker and was born and raised in Japan. I am also a qualified Japanese teacher at an accredited program for Teaching Japanese to Speakers of Other Languages (TJSOL), and I’m experienced over 36 years of Karate.

Using the knowledge and experiences of my Japanese teaching, I can provide Japanese lessons associated specifically with your martial arts, focusing on deep understanding of associated words and manners that you need to know.

I’ve gained a wide breadth of knowledge of not only Karate but also various Japanese martial arts including Aikido, Judo, and Kenjutsu. I can also teach specific terminology for a variety of tricks, traditional martial-arts weapons, and human anatomy including pressure points, vital points, etc.

Your language ability is largely based on learning methods and whether you take lessons from an expert in the field or you teach yourself by textbooks and/or audiovisual materials makes significant impact on the ability you gain.

Why waiting to learn Japanese from me who is an expert for both Japanese language and martial arts before you show your Japanese and manners incorrectly to your students and native speakers to help avoiding distrustful communications (I’m honest with you)?

North East Japanese Professional Services


I offer flexible private and group lessons from one-off 1-hour lesson up to a long-term course lesson. Please contact Mas if you are interested in more details about this highly specialised Japanese lesson.

Japanese for Martial Arts

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