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Erick Mead 01-15-2007 09:22 AM

Re: The Principles of Aikido
 
Quote:

Kevin Leavitt wrote:
So maybe one of the principals of aikido is:

Universal Love?

Without objection.

Now, what questions can it NOT answer? There we will find the need for another statement of principle.

Mike Galante 01-15-2007 09:39 AM

Re: The Principles of Aikido
 
Kevin,
We bow to your wisdom.
Mike

Michael Cardwell 01-16-2007 02:09 AM

Re: The Principles of Aikido
 
Quote:

Mark Freeman wrote:
Hi Michael,

as far as I am aware Tohei's 4 priciples/rules for "co-ordination of mind and body" (not aikido) were:-

1. Keep one point
2. Relax completely
3. Weight underside
4. Extend your mind

Ki Society members please confirm/correct if this is/not the case, cheers.

regards,

Mark


Hey Mark,

So...it looks like I was close to getting them right :) Where are the Ki poeple when you need um?

Michael.

Mike Galante 01-18-2007 08:49 PM

Re: The Principles of Aikido
 
Principles of Aikido? That's easy. Easy to say, ridiculously hard to attain.

Get enlightened.
Display love and compassion even in the face of death.

Simple.

tedehara 01-19-2007 07:09 PM

Re: The Principles of Aikido
 
Quote:

Mark Freeman wrote:
Hi Michael,

as far as I am aware Tohei's 4 priciples/rules for "co-ordination of mind and body" (not aikido) were:-

1. Keep one point
2. Relax completely
3. Weight underside
4. Extend your mind

Ki Society members please confirm/correct if this is/not the case, cheers.

regards,

Mark

Four Basic Principles
  1. Keep One Point.
  2. Relax Completely.
  3. Weight is underside
  4. Extend Ki. (Ki is extended)
Extend Ki was modified because Extend Ki indicated that ki extension was an action. The thinking at the Ki Society Hdqrs. is that ki extension is something that is - a state of being, rather than something you do. Therefore you always extend Ki.

If you want principles for Aikido:

Five Principles of Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido (Ki Aikido)
  1. Ki is extending.
  2. Know your opponent's mind.
  3. Respect your opponent's Ki.
  4. Put yourself in your opponent's place.
  5. Lead with confidence.

If you want to verify Ki Society principles, just look at Ki Society Principles on AikiWeb. If you want to check out other principles from other styles just look at Aikido Principles on AikiWeb in the AikiWiki section.

racingsnake 10-24-2008 11:37 AM

Re: The Principles of Aikido
 
Referring back to Erick Mead's excellent post, in which he quoted O Sensei's principles, I wonder if anyone can help me with this. No. 3 is the famous exhortation that we should

"Always train in a vibrant and joyful manner"

Like the rest of the list, it is cited in the book "Best Aikido", which I have in (English) translation. However, can anyone give me a Japanese version (transliterated, or kanji + transliterated, but preferably not just kanji...)?

Hope someone can help -

racingsnake


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