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Old 09-13-2010, 11:59 AM   #55
Gorgeous George
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Re: Peace

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Jon Reading wrote: View Post
Or, in modern era, was the US really at peace with Russia?
They were at war with Russia: it was called The Cold War.

According to Mitsugi Saotome:

'The kanji is made up of the character hoko which means "spear" and symbolizes weapons in general, and the character todomeru, which means "to stop". Thus bu means to stop weapons. [...] As the kanji implies, the original intent of bu was to stop war, to protect people from weapons.'

(Taken from The Principles of Aikido by Mitsugi Saotome; pp. 191-2)
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