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Old 04-04-2007, 06:28 PM   #48
Gernot Hassenpflug
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Re: Weight-training and Ki/Kokyu

In Japan (don't know about other Asian countries) there is a fairly standard theory that the difference in the culture of Asian nations, including Japan, China, and Korea, compared to Western European nations, is owing to the communal nature of the culture of rice cultivation. That this led directly to the cooperation among individuals, to the specific walk (toe down first, shoulders back) and various other "natual" movements.

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