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Pavel Dolgachov
24th March 2001, 14:18
Sorry for my english... It's not so well. I would like to ask one question. In Pat McCarthy translation of "Ryukyu Kobudo Taikan" I read that Taira was adopted being a child, "as it was popular custom through that time". My question is what is the custom? In Russia, for example, parents could give their children only if they couldn't grew up them. Villgers families were with 7-9 children :-))))
But how in Okinawa? It was very difficult to have four or more children?

Pavel Dolgachov