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Old 09-15-2013, 06:02 PM   #6
Peter Goldsbury
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Re: Japanese, Aikido word- for leading?

The Chinese characters for yuu-dou, noted by Cliff Judge, are a combination of 誘う sasou and 導くmichibiku. The dou (read as michibiku) here is also the dou of shidou (指導) teaching or guidance. However, I have never heard kokyuu 呼吸 used outside the dojo.

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