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Old 09-26-2005, 06:39 AM   #8
Sonja2012
 
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Re: The Original Meaning of Aikido

No jokes from my side, either, but here´s an explanation (taken from - I believe - Lowry´s book called Sword and Brush"):

The parts symbolizing rice and steam mean to show that you cannot see energy/ki in itself, but you can however see it´s effect: it boils the rice and meks the steam rise.

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Sonja
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