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Hi, I am trying to get more familiar with the language. The question I am wondering about is this:
When do we use "shi" and when do we use "yon" for the nr. 4
end when do we use "shichi" and when do use "nana" for the nr. 7
Dojo: Midwest Center For Movement & Aikido Bukou Dojos
Location: Hudson, WI
Join Date: Jul 2000
When training with a high ranking Bujinkan instructor at a seminar he counted like this. I had to ask him about it. He said that was what Soke Hatsumi had told him. I found it interesting and found similarities in some Okinawan styles.
Most styles that practice San Chin no kata count name their kata in this fashion.
Chi-earth-1 and so on.
From what I gathered it was just a very old and peasant way of counting.
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