Thread: Ueshiba's Aiki
View Single Post
Old 10-22-2011, 11:34 PM   #33
Michael Varin
Dojo: Aikido of Fresno
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 567
Re: Ueshiba's Aiki

Mark Murray wrote:
aiki alone is not a martial system. You become aiki and then whatever martial system you choose, you express aiki in it.

So aiki is not martial? Or just not complete? But it is what set Ueshiba apart from other martial artists, correct? Can you expand on this?

Is aiki peculiar to martial arts, or can aiki be expressed in activities other than martial arts? If so, how does it fit in? How would it be trained?

Good luck with your book, by the way!

"Through aiki we can feel the mind of the enemy who comes to attack and are thus able to respond immediately." - M. Mochizuki