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Old 10-23-2011, 06:00 AM   #4
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Re: Correctly Translating and Understanding the Works and Teachings of Morihei Ueshib

"I think that if you cannot understand Ichirei Shikon Sangen Hachiriki, breath (kokyu) and Aiki, then even if you practice Aikido the true power of Aikido will not come forth."
Chris states that Ueshiba described the "Hachiriki" as physical forces
Active force, quiet force, Pulling force, loosening force, splitting force, combining force, melting force, congealing force.

Above requoted from first post.

So, if we look at those eight forces, aka Hachiriki (hachi being eight in japanese), does anyone notice what they all have in common?

Active/Quiet, Pulling/Loosening, Splitting/Combining, Melting/Congealing

What is yin/yang, or as Ueshiba learned it in/yo? Opposites.

Hachiriki, the opposing forces of in/yo -- which is redundant really. in/yo is defined as opposing forces.
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