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Old 04-26-2007, 12:47 PM   #5
Gil Fitts
Dojo: Tenrokan
Location: Durham NC
Join Date: Oct 2005
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Re: Need help for the meaning of symbol (circle,square,triangle)

The three geometric shapes represent principles of movement and thought. Not related to the word aikido at all.

Here's an interesting tidbit. Look carefully at the Japanese character for "ai" or harmony. You will see a roof over a square representing a mouth or house. Also there is the dash for "one".

all together this is - "under this roof we speak with one voice" or harmony.
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