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Old 01-22-2016, 10:01 PM   #7
Dojo: Kitsap Aikido, Poulsbo, WA
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 50
Re: Hachi no ji jo suburi

I'm curious, since the five Hasso (八相 - "八-appearance") Gaeshi movements immediately follow Katate Hachi-no-ji (八の字 - "八's shape") Gaeshi, did Saito-sensei name it this just to avoid confusion with the Hasso movements? Is there a linguistic reason that keeps hachi-no-ji and hasso from being used interchangeably? Finally, could he have intended a double entendre when naming the movement? (Would such a thing even fit his personality?)
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