Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! You hear your friend creeping up on you, and suddenly he lets out a shriek. You turn around, and he is aiming for your leg with his foot. You ask him in Japanese, "What the heck is it that you think you're doing?" He replies in Japanese, "Oh, I'm just practicing for my martial arts class tonight." You respond in Japanese, "Have you lost your mind? You could have broken my leg!" He tells you in Japanese, "Well, no, not really. I'm not that good yet. But my teacher could! He's so intimidating…sometimes I feel as if he could snap me into two pieces just by staring me down." You tell him in Japanese, "Well, he sounds like a great instructor, but you just look ridiculous. Maybe you need to practice more!"
Learning Japanese with JapanesePod101.com is the most fun and effective way to learn Japanese! This Japanese Culture Class lesson will tell you about an exciting form of martial arts that we call "Shorinji Kempo" in Japanese. We'll tell you about the purpose and philosophy of this Japanese martial art, and we'll also even show you some moves! Grab your "dogi" and "obi" (and you'll have to tune in to figure out what these Japanese words mean), and let's go! Visit us at JapanesePod101.com where you will find many more fantastic Japanese lessons and learning resources! Leave us a message while you are there!