Yesterday a training partner pointed me to Nelson's
"The Original Modern Reader's Japanese-English Character Dictionary: Classic Edition" (Tuttle Publishing, 2004 ISBN 0804819653, 9780804819657) entry about "kokyu".
In said entry kokyu is translated as: breath, respiration; knack, secret
; tone, time; kokyu suru breathe.
So he left me more confused as I usually am. If someone asks what i.e. kokyu nage means can I say it means "knack
throw" or "secret throw" instead the usual "breath throw"?