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Old 08-17-2011, 07:27 AM   #63
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Re: The two body/mind concepts of Japanese Martial Arts.

Ron Ragusa wrote: View Post
Hi Greg -

Since I had never heard of koshi referred to as Graham writes about it in his OP I decided to do a little research. Below are three links to pages where koshi is discussed in terms that go beyond merely referring to koshi as a physical part of the body. It's evident that, at least for some schools of Karate, that koshi is more than just a physical descriptor. It's equated to whole body mechanics, a system for the transference of power in the body and a way that integrates the mid section of the body via multi-directional control of the core. Interesting reading.


Hi Ron,

Be that as it may, that is all fine and good in a Karate context. However, Graham has implied that his view of Koshi is how it was taught to him as part of Tohei's teaching - all I am saying is that I have never heard of it being looked at that way from any of Tohei's stuff, or in any Aikido context at all. Since someone asked if any Ki Society folks have heard of Koshi that way, I responded

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