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Old 09-26-2013, 11:15 AM   #15
John Matsushima
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Re: Japanese, Aikido word- for leading?

Sometimes when it comes to translating, it is important to consider not only the words, but the thoughts behind them. Often, when it is difficult to find a direct translation, it may be because they just don't say that sort of thing in the same context.
In my experience in Japan, rather than talking about leading the uke, I often hear people talk about receiving, or absorbing an attack and kuzushi, or breaking balance. I rarely hear the term michibiku being spoken.

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