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Old 04-02-2009, 05:33 AM   #2
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Re: The etymology of Kote Gaeshi

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David Soroko wrote: View Post
Well, more specifically of kote. In Saito's "Traditional Aikido", the kanji for kote are: 小手 which is literally "small hand". What is the meaning and origin of this spelling?
My favourite Japanese dictionary just gives "forearm" as the first definition. As a compound it sort of makes sense.
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