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Old 11-02-2012, 10:47 AM   #20
Scott Harrington
Location: Wilmington, De
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 86
Re: When did the word "Aiki" first appear?

Good point Cliff, the turn of the century kanji (19th to 20th) were much more 'difficult' and chinese-like, making documents 60 to 70 years hard for current native reader - not impossible, just 'difficult.'

Another phrase pops up - 合氣術 which translates as "Aiki technique or skill." This is a 1920 reference.

Scott Harrington

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