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Old 07-18-2012, 04:52 AM   #26
Dojo: Templegate Dojo
Location: Bristol
Join Date: Oct 2009
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United Kingdom
Re: hips and shoulders

Graham Christian wrote: View Post
in fact Aikidoka not Hiroshi the local shopkeeper.
Necessary? If you've heard a word used in a particular context/usage it's fine to say this is how you've heard it, also fine if you say someone else has described it thusly.

Telling someone who speaks a particular language, which you don't, that you understand the general usage of a term better than they sounds a little like hubris; the point Chris made was that he is familiar with the term in martial contexts as well.

I don't believe he mentioned shopkeepers at all and, even if he had, why couldn't a shopkeeper also have martially relevant knowledge?

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