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James Giles 05-21-2004 09:30 PM

What is "keiko"?
I have seen the term "keiko" used several times in the forums but have not been able to determine what this word means. Can some of you out there help me out with this? Thanks, James

otto 05-21-2004 09:53 PM

Re: What is "keiko"?
I understand one of its meanings is "practice"....

I'm sure there's more to it tough...

Largo 05-25-2004 11:16 PM

Re: What is "keiko"?
It depends on the kanji. It can be a girl's name :D

It is kind of like training, but there is a more spiritual connotation (I think). For regular sports, like baseball, you would say renshu.

James Giles 05-25-2004 11:41 PM

Re: What is "keiko"?
Thank you, Ottoniel and Paul for clearing that up for me! James

Ron Tisdale 05-27-2004 09:16 AM

Re: What is "keiko"?

To reflect deeply on the past

It has the connotation of studying a tradition, not simply practicing techniques.

It tends to be the way I think of my time on the mat...


Peter Goldsbury 05-27-2004 05:09 PM

Re: What is "keiko"?
m KEIKO. This is a compound word composed of
(1) m The 厚 Daijigen gives 'kanga(eru)' and 'todo(meru)' as readings for this word. There are several basic meanings: to think or dispute, to stop, and to bow low. The Chinese-derived reading (from ji / qi) is KEI. This is combined with:
(2) furu(i), inishie, meaning old or ancient times. The Chinese-derived reading (from gu) is KO and the combination gives KEI-KO, which means to consider or contemplate ancient matters and by transference, to pursue scholarship, academic learning, or other training.

otto 05-27-2004 05:20 PM

Re: What is "keiko"?
Thanks Ron and P.Goldsbury for such elaboration on the word as related to martial practice.

Your post are appreciated and will be plagiarized :D.


Largo 05-27-2004 07:30 PM

Re: What is "keiko"?
P.Goldsbury- If that's true, could you use keiko to describe training in calligraphy or other art forms?

Geoff Flather 06-22-2004 05:25 PM

Re: What is "keiko"?
Hello James,

As always it depends on the kanji. Keiko could be an oral contraceptive pill, a tendency toward something, provisions you carry.

Yes you could utilise the word to describe any training, apparrently.

Thank you for asking your question

Jeffrey A. Fong 06-22-2004 05:51 PM

Re: What is "keiko"?
And here I thought Keiko was Chief O'Brien's wife....

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