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Richard Moore
05-14-2013, 02:26 PM
How is it that the Aikido term for connection or union i.e. musubi is also the name for a rice and spam Hawaiian snack, Spam Musubi. Is there a better Aikido term for connection?

Chris Li
05-14-2013, 02:58 PM
How is it that the Aikido term for connection or union i.e. musubi is also the name for a rice and spam Hawaiian snack, Spam Musubi. Is there a better Aikido term for connection?

People used to carry rice balls as individual balls knotted into a piece of cloth - hence the name musubi, which means "knot" (but can also mean connection - anything "knotted" together).

Best,

Chris

jamie yugawa
05-24-2013, 12:32 PM
I don't know eating a spam musubi makes me feel more connected...lol!

Robert Cowham
05-24-2013, 03:32 PM
I have been told that musubi can also mean a meeting and conflict, and that such a conflict may give rise to a new creative solution. So, just because you meet and conflict, don't back away, stick with it and see what new solution may arise from the seeds of both conflicting parties...