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Old 08-04-2010, 04:38 PM   #3
Josh Reyer
 
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Re: The difference between Tenkai and Kaiten

Broadly, tenkai is turning to change direction. Kaiten is turning around a (literal or figurative) axis. A boat changing course is tenkai. A spinning wheel is kaiten.

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