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Alister Gillies's Blog Blog Tools Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 12-03-2009 11:19 AM
Alister Gillies
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  #2 New 12-25-2009 11:15 AM
Is Aikido a form of Haragei - the cultivation and development of Hara in the activity of Aikido? Or is Aikido out there, unique and on its own? I know at least one Hombu Shihan for whom Aikido is about Hara. The Japanese tend to take this for granted, but Westerners don't really understand it and construe Aikido as some sort of 'kick ass' martial art. What do you think? Check out this book review on the subject of Hara - http://alister-aikiblog.blogspot.com/
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#1 03-10-2010 06:36 PM
sakumeikan Says:
Hi, I do believe that in traditional Japanese Martial Arts cultivation of the Hara played an important role.Early books on Judo , Aikido etc use references to this study. Nowadays very little is shown or discussed in Aikido .There are of course the odd Shihan who might still mention this aspect. Cultivation of the Hara [centre ] was of course one of the key elements of Tohei Sensei [Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido Founder].

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