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Old 05-18-2005, 04:58 PM   #20
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Re: Basic elements of Aikido

sorry to intrude..

Ueshiba is using so many exact wordings from classical descriptions of qi and jin training that it's impossible to ascribe his selected use of those terms as accidental or coincidental
As I said, the comments about combining heaven and earth, fire and water, the six directions, and all the rest in Ueshiba's doka leave no doubt that he was in possession of classical Chinese comments about developing qi, etc., and he was espousing those things as the basis of Aikido.
Is there a known body of work (Chinese?) that consists of the "classics" that you mention?

Alfonso Adriasola
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