Thread: Defining Kokyu
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Old 11-30-2008, 08:37 PM   #193
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Re: Defining Kokyu

Clarence Couch wrote: View Post
There is on other perspective. The producers of Keijutsukai Aikido says that the Kanji symbols for Kokyu can also mean (which they accept) to be in harmony (meaning tapped into) the powers of the Universe.
Sort of - "kokyu" means "breathing" (as in "respiration"), and saying that people's "breathing" "matches" is another way of saying that they get along well together (ie, they are "in harmony"). I wouldn't read too much into it, anymore than I would to the phrase "get along like a house on fire" .



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