Thread: Defining Kokyu
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Old 07-18-2005, 07:35 AM   #65
Mike Sigman
Location: Durango, CO
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Re: Defining Kokyu

Rupert Atkinson wrote:
Kokyu-ryoku is just pushing.
It can be pushing, pulling, lifting, or downward. Or any reasonable combination of those force directions. If you move your hand in a circle, it should contain all four of those forces .... a good example of using the example of a circle would be the full arm circle made in sayo undo or when a calligrapher draws a circle on a piece of paper.
For example, although it is a push, you can't practise this on a wall. The 'other end' needs to be alive. But you can practise it by yourself, to a certain degree.
Huh? I can break a door with kokyu ryoku and the door is certainly not alive.

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