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Old 01-10-2013, 10:33 PM   #54
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Re: Morihei Ueshiba's Use of the Term "Aiki"

Peter Rehse wrote: View Post
That one went to the sea voyage pile.

With respect to the term Aiki - I doubt that even in historical times, in cultural context, it had any clear meaning. Much as I like and can relate to some of those historical definitions the terms use was more broad - almost like a catch-all. Ueshiba if anything was even less precise.

For anyone to say what Ueshiba actually meant requires a lot of assumption (presumption).
The more I read and learn the more I am forced to agree with this. As much as I would like to put "Ueshiba's idea of Aiki" in a little box, it's nearly impossible.

I think simply sticking to the word Aikido, when referencing our system is best.

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