If you're interested in Japanese language and Culture then this might be the place for you. We learn basic Japanese language in order to prepare for testing which is in Japanese. Obviously we use quite a few artifacts of the Japanese culture in class as well. Above is a photo of Sensei's old dojo in Nagoya, where I visited him in 2005. You can see that it is rather austere, which is an element rather unique to Kokikai Aikido. Those ruberized tatami mats were very hard indeed! Thankfully, our mats are a lot softer than those!