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Old 08-07-2006, 09:41 AM   #12
Charles Bergman
Dojo: Shin Sui Kan/Genoa, Ohio
Location: Toledo, Ohio
Join Date: Mar 2003
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Re: Poll: Is there a universally accepted definition of the term "aikido"?

I think the best definition of aikido I have seen is in former Doshu K. Ueishiba's book in which he deifines aikido as "The Way of Hramony with Ki."

Typically, you are not supposed to use a term to define a term, but he spends a lot of time discussing the concept of Ki, and how hard it is to actually define. Understanding what "Ki" is, is the point of aikido training, and comes with practice and study.
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