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Aikido in Rhyme Blog Tools Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 01-31-2011 06:17 PM
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In General The DO of AI-KI-DO Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #9 New 10-10-2011 02:04 AM
What is Aikido? Or what is it to me?
When I look at it then what is it I see?
A heavenly creation, a heavenly gift,
Where all martial arts combine, joined in a time shift.

And in all techniques I see abundantly clear,
Manifestations of the sword, the jo, the spear.
Those timeless principles, yes they were always here;
They are so hard to see because they are so near.

Techniques though are but part of one gigantic ocean,
Spontaneous results of divine ai-ki motion;
And those motions cover all geometry and all directions,
And then I realize that they are in essence faiths reflections.

The eye of hara sees as it looks through compassion,
That there's more to this art than merely following fashion;
The selfless self enters and joins with the spirit and the soul,
The elements align and heaven and earth become whole.

The yin of kokyu, the yang of koshi expand from centre,
And all are one so there's nothing to escape or even to enter;
Pure self, pure heart, pure mind, pure spirit, complete non- resistance,
True nature in stillness, in motion, the art of co-existence.

And as I look at it more my whole being begins to laugh,
I see inherent in it, itself reveals a path;
The path's a circle yet it's straight and bright and clear,
The end is masakatsu and agatsu, the beginning is right here.

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RSS Feed 2 Responses to "The DO of AI-KI-DO"
#2 10-10-2011 07:13 PM
Thanks Carina. I like it. A good reminder. Regards.G.
#1 10-10-2011 07:52 AM
guest1234567 Says:
Thanks Graham, and one more very important thing, it makes me feel so good, after class my mind is relaxed, but after a seminar, that means 2-4 days or a week training my mind feels like coming from a restful vacation and the body tired but a nice tiredness

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