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Old 04-26-2007, 12:15 PM   #6
Dojo: Dale City Aikikai
Location: VA
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 393
Re: Need help for the meaning of symbol (circle,square,triangle)

That's not quite right Mr. Fitts. Although harmony does contain the first kanji charactor written in Aikido. This charactor is actually the second charactor in the word harmony and its meaning in this sense is to unite, to join. The first charactor in harmony is totally different and can be used all by itself to mean harmony. The Japanese somehow can take the reference from this one charactor to mean harmony so says my wife when I received this one charactor as a caligraphy from my mother in law.

As for the symbols. They don't mean Ai Ki Do as was stated before. Each symbol represents principals but that will be determined on how you see the art. My meaning for the triangle might be different than your meaning.

Last edited by odudog : 04-26-2007 at 12:18 PM.
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