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Old 08-30-2005, 10:56 PM   #14
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Re: Circle Triangle Square origins

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Ron Tisdale wrote:
Nope, it's all good! Stevens Sensei often uses exactly what you have for the practical side.

Triangle -- irimi
Circle -- awase, tenkan, kaiten
Square -- osae, pinning

Best,
Ron
Ron,
Cool!
Separate to the Shinto & Buddhist connection (although not sure it can be separated really in relation to Asian Martial Arts). But the symbols are used in other martial arts - to no ones surprise here I'm sure. Not to mention dancing, visual art, and mathematics, engineering well you get the picture.
As Don Modesto wrote these are elemental shapes. Elemental and very important shapes -> wheel, -> house, thinner and you have a spear or arrow, well you get the idea.
Cheers,
Gene
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