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Old 04-27-2007, 07:57 AM   #8
jennifer paige smith
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Re: Need help for the meaning of symbol (circle,square,triangle)

Gil Fitts wrote: View Post
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.
related to the characters, though.
check out in the context of kanji. Abe Sensei's work may be of some light.
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