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Old 11-17-2006, 09:34 PM   #65
David Orange
Dojo: Aozora Dojo
Location: Birmingham, AL
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,511
Re: Aikido: The learning of natural movement

Raul Rodrigo wrote:
What is "natural" about aikido? Is a toddler movement really "aiki"?
I just saw this really interesting article on the Aikido Journal website:

It reminds me of that saying "Masakatsu Agatsu," or "true winning is self winning," usually translated as "True victory is victory over oneself."

But now I am convinced that "Masakatsu Agatsu" means that "True victory is winning oneself" or "winning the right to be oneself."

And no one is more himself than an eighteen-month-old child.

Best wishes.


"That which has no substance can enter where there is no room."
Lao Tzu

"Eternity forever!"
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