3. Black Belt 1976 Vol 14 No 3
Article about Hikitsuchi by Donald Deed.
Quotes Hikitsuchi saying, "Everything comes like yin and yang. Izanagi is yang and heaven. Izanami is yin and heaven."
I'm wondering if Hikitsuchi is quoted correctly here, saying that both yang
are heaven. Yin
is more typically characterized as earth.
Hey, it looks like you've found the time to do some research.
I'm particularly interested in the idea about how Ueshiba used kiai
. I think it would have been very interesting for Ueshiba to have compared notes with Wang Xiangzhai, found of the Chinese martial art of yiquan
trains a practice called shisheng
, or "test of the sound," which sounds (pun intended) like a "quality-assurance" version of Ueshiba's use of kiai.