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Old 09-24-2006, 10:59 PM   #7
Gernot Hassenpflug
Dojo: Aunkai, Tokyo
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Re: Men and Women Training Together

"Ai-ki-dou" is pronounced "gou-ki-dou" in Chinese, and probably in Korean, helping to distinguish it from "hapkido" in the latter. The pronounciation "gou" is the chinese reading, while "ai" is the japanese. Of course, "gou" appears a lot in japanese compounds too.
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