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Old 04-10-2010, 06:49 AM   #113
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Dojo: Osaka Aikikai Hombu
Location: Osaka
Join Date: Apr 2008
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Re: Video definitions, "Aiki" and other terms.

It is my understanding that O Sensei's use of the term 'Aiki' stemmed from his Omoto Kyo experiences; i.e. a mystical concept that suggests some kind of union or coming together of oneself with the universe. It is interesting to attempt to define 'Aiki' from a martial viewpoint, but it is also worth considering that the Founder himself might have defined it primarily from a religious or spiritual viewpoint.