Re: Origins of Yoshinkan bokken/jo techniques?
Without the kanji, it's hard to say exactly which "awase" is meant, but all the senses of the word that I could find had to do with joining, blending, matching, etc. None had anything to do with encounter distance, or with something being basic vs. advanced.
Incidentally, one of the possible alternatives is 合わせ. I'm sure a few of you will recognize that first character...
Last edited by kewms : 12-31-2015 at 12:56 PM.