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To the Athletes of DKY

I here present to you, without comment, my farewell letter to Reebok CrossFit Daikanyama (Japanese at the bottom).

To the Athletes of DKY

I’m writing to inform you that I am leaving Japan to return to America. Our time together was short, shorter than I imagined it would be when I accepted this job a year ago. Still, for me it is has been an education in movement, human interactions, business and personalities.

I want to thank each of you for your smiles, your support of me personally and of us as a staff, and most of all the fresh, beginner’s spirit with which you approached each class, each challenge. It was inspiring to watch.

I never thought of myself as ‘Sensei’ while at DKY. Human movement is too complex, training theories too diverse for anyone to claim to have all the answers. I preferred to think of myself as ‘Sempai’: someone walking the same path, just a little further along. And so, in that spirit, I wish you all continued success on your journey.

‘Sempai’ Jason








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