more information on the five elements
Here you go:
1) Te Gatana
Katana - The sword the samurai used.
Tegatana is the hand of the Aikidoka. Its shape resembles a katana - many use the name "the unbendable arm", but I think that the word Tegatana can be used and is used by many.
Hara - the very center - spiritual and physical. Every Aikido movement should come from there.
there is no specific order.
These are only the basic elements and I believe that sometimes we should take a break and try to find out how many of these we are using and realizing their essence.
hoping my explanation did not make it less understood.
[Edited by ze'ev erlich on September 18, 2000 at 04:17pm]