Thread: Defining Kokyu
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Old 12-01-2008, 12:13 AM   #195
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Re: Defining Kokyu

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Clarence Couch wrote: View Post
I don't know, but Mr. Makiyama, a Japanese person ,who developed Keijutsukai Aikido, who's been teaching it to the Japanese Police for the last 30 yrs says the Kanji characters have another meaning.

http://www.aikidojournal.com/bibliography_details?id=73
Yes, I know who he is - I posted his obituary here in Hawaii when he passed away a few years ago.

In any case, the "other meaning" is as I described it previously, an idiom - the kanji themselves still mean "breathing".

I'm not necessarily saying that the usage is irrelevant, but there is a big difference between an idiomatic usage and a separate meaning for the characters themselves.

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Chris

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