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Ted Maclin
01-10-2008, 10:27 PM
Hi list; I'm full of curiosity tonight, and am trying to find the origin of the term (and current form of) Jo Kagrame. I don't speak much Japanese beyond the dojo level, but the word "Kagrame" seems odd to me--with the "gr" in the middle. I've seen this spelling online in a few places, and have tried alternates with no luck. Does anyone have a translation? A correction to the spelling? Or is this just a made-up word like "Kodak"? I eagerly await a vocabulary and/or history lesson from my learned colleagues.

-Ted

Janet Rosen
01-11-2008, 05:55 AM
Ted! Holy Cow! I can't answer your question but what a delight to see your name here after so many years!

Ted Maclin
01-11-2008, 01:40 PM
Hi Janet! Yes, I do still lurk here. I'm in Athens, Georgia currently, practicing when I can and trying to stay current. Best to you and all out there--fall safe!

T

dxnguyen
05-11-2016, 06:46 AM
I think it is a misspell. Check this out:
http://thejapanesepage.com/vocabulary/kagami

ramenboy
05-11-2016, 02:51 PM
Hi list; I'm full of curiosity tonight, and am trying to find the origin of the term (and current form of) Jo Kagrame.
-Ted

most likely 'jo kagame'? do a quick search in google ( i try to stay away from the phrase 'google it' as much as i can); some videos come up

edit:
doh! didn't realize this was resurrected thread...

jamesf
07-01-2016, 09:27 PM
No problem with resurrecting a thread, especially when it provides useful information! I've actually been looking to put a name to the paired jo exercises where partners mirror each others movements. Looks like this is it.

Youtube gives a few hits for "jo kagame". These appear to be mostly by user "aikido abq" which I presume is Aikido of Albuquerque (http://aikidoofabq.com/). ("aikido abq" seems to enjoy posting class clips of his students, so instructional value of any given clip varies greatly)

-me vs. -mi seems to be dialectic and/or transliteration difference, but the dictionary form seems to be kagami. By context, I'm guessing this is 鏡 "mirror", rather than 鑑/鑒 "model/pattern", but the second definition seems like it might fit, too.