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Old 07-12-2012, 01:51 AM   #55
Chris Li
 
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Re: A word on Time Trained and Ranking

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David Skaggs wrote: View Post
Kamae does not have to be aggressive.

Yes you would, the shape of your back could be bad kamae.
Janet got it - it's just an example of usage.

Anyway, as I said, "kamae" and "posture" (姿勢) are not interchangeable in Japanese, even though there are usages where they cross over.

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Chris

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