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Long Island Asian Studies Center
Classes: Aiki Budo/Chi Gong/Tai Chi, Author of: Searching For O'Sensei
06-22-2004, 05:25 AM
anybody can helps me? what do budoshin and zanshin mean about?
06-22-2004, 09:16 AM
I've not come across budoshin, so shouldn't comment without seeing the kanji, although at a guess I'd say budo heart.
Roughly translated Zanshin means awareness or connection. It's knowing what's going on around you whilst you are practicing, or at any other time for that matter. It's maintaining a connection with your uke even though you may have just pinned them to the ground and have backed away to let them up, i.e. not turning your back on them because you've finished.
06-22-2004, 10:35 AM
Perhaps you meant fudoshin? Roughly translated, it means "immovable mind".
06-22-2004, 06:01 PM
As Osensei Ueshiba Morihei stated " Budo = love" and Shin = heart, mind, a spirit, although you will find much older derivations of these words in Japan. I quote these definitions that Osensei expressed for us Aikidoka.
I agree with the definition of Zanshin that you have already received.
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