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Old 08-17-2009, 01:23 PM   #2
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Re: How does this Square, Circle, Triangle relate to Aikido?

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From here:

http://www.taoistinstitute.com/pdfs/...mea-Lefiti.pdf

Does anyone know how these two concepts are related? Where was the origination of Ueshiba's usage of the square, circle, and triangle?
I'm not sure, but I know they're major concepts in Shinto, representing a wide variety of relationships: http://tsubakishrine.org/aikido/index.html
The part I suspect is most applicable to waza is the -no-irimi mentioned in the index. How to articulate the differences I'm not so sure, but this video might help a little:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xc3nrMBLWsY
I'm not sure which form of entry Barrish sensei is talking about, but at one point he says it's not the chokusen no irimi (square).

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