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Creation Date: 03-21-2005 06:24 AM
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  #109 New 12-24-2008 10:05 AM
Forty-six is a number. It is composed of a four followed by a six. It is also twenty-three doubled or forty-five plus one, forty-four plus 2 forty-seven minus one, forty eight minus 2 It turns out that forty-six may be represented by an infinite number of forms other than a four followed by a six. Underlying all forms of forty-six is the idea that forty-six is the numerical representation of a collection of something's that when counted individually total forty-six. So is there a "true" form of forty-six? Are certain forms of forty-six to be considered closer to the idea of forty-six than others?

Aikido is a martial art. Aikido's structure is composed of techniques. The variations in form of Aikido techniques are manifold. Shiho-nage in this style is performed thusly, slightly different in the school over there. Underlying all forms of Aikido technique is the idea that Aikido is a "Way" of discovering and experiencing Aiki. So is there a "true" form of Aikido? Are certain forms of Aikido to be considered closer to the idea of Aikido than others?
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#4 12-26-2008 08:43 PM
Ideas are considered by some to be form, too. Tell a group of young kids, "Try not to think of a pink elephant." They all giggle Did two kids see the same one? Ask the kids to draw what they saw. Don't be surprised if a random young one draws a purple rhino because he doesn't know his colors or animals.
#3 12-26-2008 11:18 AM
RonRagusa Says:
We don't begin with the form, we begin with idea of Aikido. We then derive forms to express our interpretations of the idea.
#2 12-25-2008 11:30 PM
"Forty-six" is just a label, like "46." Another may call it "quarante-six," or "Fred"; however, we can define this thing concretely and verify purely that we are talking about the same thing. If you say "46" and I say "45+1", we may convince ourselves that we're talking about the same thing. But if when you say "46" you mean the the one-to-one correspondence of things to that handful of pebbles, and when I say "46" I mean "a gallon of milk," we are still missing the mark.

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