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Old 05-31-2005, 12:42 AM   #6
siwilson
Dojo: Kenshinkai Yoshinkan Aikido
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Re: Poll: Is the spiritual component of aikido inherent in the physical techniques?

Quote:
Charles Moulton wrote:
Sensing the opponents movement and ki are very essential to a clean technique.
Charles,

To quote Gozo Shioda Sensei:

"Ki is the mastery of balance."

Physical - not spiritual.

That is how I approach Aikido, and it has produced some good Aikidoka along the way.

Si

Osu!
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