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Old 01-09-2007, 05:32 PM   #4
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Re: Article: The Elusive Aiki by Lynn Seiser

Ai 合 is NOT harmony... ai means combine, unite, join; gather...

Harmony is wa 和... and 和氣 (adj) means politeness or friendly...

Aiki specifically means to join (with another's) force and connotates "cooperation" or a cooperative/joint effort.

As far as it being elusive, that's more likely due to lack of understanding and/or being explicitly taught....of what aiki is and how to specifically develop it...

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