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Old 12-14-2009, 12:07 AM   #15
Peter Goldsbury
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Re: Gyaku hanmi vs gyakute-dori

Linda Eskin wrote: View Post
Oh, wow. That's interesting.

I think the lightbulb is starting to flicker on (finally). So, for the stance/hanmi, gyaku means "the other way" (as opposed to the normal way) rather than the positional/geometric opposite, and for the grab gyaku means "the other side" (cross hand)? That could make sense.

Am I getting closer to having a clue?
Hello Linda,

Since your explanation is more confusing to me than how we use the terms in my own dojo, I think I'll bow out of this discussion. I think the best course would be for someone from your own dojo, who understands your dojo's use of the terms, to show you directly.

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