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Old 09-27-2006, 07:49 AM   #25
Gernot Hassenpflug
Dojo: Aunkai, Tokyo
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 319
Re: What is "Aikido"?

Ignatius Teo wrote:
和 = harmony
合 = combine, unite, join; gather
Hi I.T.,
Aikido is wagou, exactly those two characters, according to Abe sensei. He then goes on to explain this in terms much like O'Sensei did, in a calligraphic phrase about using one's total power and putting that to use in accordance with the sum of external forces.
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