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Old 04-04-2009, 01:08 PM   #9
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Re: The etymology of Kote Gaeshi

David Soroko wrote: View Post
Just trying to understand, if "hand" is the part of the arm between the wrist and the fingers, what is the logic in calling a "part of your arm from your wrist to your elbow" a "small hand"?
This is Japanese, not English. Te is from the nailtips to the shoulder, same as Ashi goes from toes to hip.
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