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Old 09-18-2000, 04:15 PM   #6
ze'ev erlich
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Dojo: Masatake Dojo (Israeli Aikido Organization)
Location: Rehovot - Israel
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Cool more information on the five elements

Hi Ted,
Here you go:

1) Te Gatana

Te- hand
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.

2) Hara

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]

Ze'ev from Masatake Dojo Rehovot
Israeli Aikido Organiziation (Aikikai)

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