FightingArts Home Connect to the FightingArts Forums! Explore the FightingArts Knowledge Base in the Reading Room Shop the FightingArts Estore
Free Newsletter
Estore Martial Arts Products

Lighter Side

The Kimono

A couple of years ago we were honored to host a highly distinguished Japanese martial arts teacher in our New York dojo (school). After a long practice, students, family and their guests gathered outside the dojo prior to going to dinner. As we stood outside, our guest watched one of our new dojo students showing public affection with his girlfriend. (In Japan displays of public affection are not considered appropriate formal settings.) He said nothing. But a year later, on a follow up visit, this teacher asked me if the two had gotten married.

"No," I said, "They broke up."

"Hmm," he said.  "If you are not going to buy the kimono, then don't wear it in front of us."

- Submitted by Deborah Klens-Bigman

If you have an funny or humorous story, anecdote or joke related to the martial arts that you think out readers might enjoy please send it to us. Just use the form below:

Send us your story:

(Please add your name or initials)

Your email address:

(Check here if you wish to receive our newsletter)

To find more articles of interest, search on one of these keywords:

Japanese etiquette, martial arts humor

Read more articles by Deborah Klens-Bigman, Ph.D.

Return to Humor

Return to the Main Reading Room



Advertising InformationFeedback
Home Forums Reading Room Estore About Us

Copyright 2017 - 2030 a division of eCommunities LLC.
All rights reserved. Use of this website is governed by the Terms of Use .

Privacy Statement

Action Ads
1.5 Million Plus Page Views
Only $89

Stun Guns
Variety of stun gun devices for your protection

Buy Pepper Spray
Worry about your family when you’re not around? Visit us today to protect everything you value.
Accurate information on the ancient martial traditions of the Japanese samurai

C2 Taser
Protect yourself and loved ones from CRIME with the latest C2 Taser citizen model. Very effective.



Unbreakable Unbrella