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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

DKYのアスリート達へ

来月の頭頃、米国帰国致します。一緒に居られた時間は短かったですが、私にとっては楽しくて、学ぶ事が大変多くて、豊かな経験になりました。

素敵な笑顔、ありがとう。私含め、スタッフを温かく見守って頂き、ありがとう。一つ一つのクラスに真剣に取り組んで頂き、ありがとう。お陰様で、元気いっぱいになり、私も新たなチャレンジに挑みたくなりました。

DKYに居た間、”先生”と言われるよりも”先輩”の方が自分に合っていると思いました。何故かと言うと私は生徒さん達を導いたと言うよりも同じ道を先に進んでいたとの感じをしていたからです。その気持ちで、これからの成功と発展、祈っております。

ジェイソン”先輩”

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