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Old 02-27-2002, 01:16 PM   #22
Dojo: NGA Ossining
Location: NY
Join Date: Feb 2001
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"He says: "'Aikido' rather than being a specifically selected name, was the term used to refer to 'Butokukai-ryu aiki budo' within the Dai Nihon Butokukai."

Apparently, Hirai was at the Butokukai in regards to a new section being formed to cover 'comprehensive' yawara/jujutsu systems.

'Aikido' was chosen by Hisatomi Tatatsuo, said Hirai, because is was inoffensive, stressed 'michi', and comprehensive. Hirai said: "... a cover-all term that could include others things as well." "

Does that mean the term Aikido was used as a generic term and that Ueshiba did not invent the name?

Walter Kopitov
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