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Old 02-07-2006, 02:43 AM   #1
doronin
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Ryu

What's the meaning of "ryu"? Just 'style'?

What is the correct pronunciation of it, alone, and in the words such as koryu, etc?
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Old 02-07-2006, 05:52 AM   #2
Chuck.Gordon
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Re: Ryu

The term 'flow' is a better translation than 'style'. The idea in using the term (as in Jigen Ryu or Kashima Shinryu) is that information 'flows' from the headmaster to the students, and thus transmission of martial skill and lore is likened to the flow of water from a high place to lower places.

Sort of.

It's more complex than that, but that's the idea.

I think Jun's got some .wav files of common aikido and budo terms on here somewhere, dunno if ryu's in there. The Japanese r's 'flipped', and sounds like a blend of 'r' and 'l'; 'yu' is as it looks, but a bit clipped at the end.

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Old 02-07-2006, 03:40 PM   #3
Mark Uttech
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Re: Ryu

"ryu" means "school" rather than style. A yagyu ryu bokken is the type of bokken used at the yagyu school. Anyway, that is the way I learned how to talk about it.
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