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Old 05-05-2013, 09:45 PM   #2
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Re: Strange, Odd and False Theories of 'Aiki'

Thank Chris, for more good reading.
Anyone know the identity of the authors criticized here?
Obviously "aiki is love" is familiar as one of O-sensei's favorite homonyms.

What about "to split the opponent's strength into two halves and then balance those forces?"

Also, this is the first time I have seen the Nenokichi Sagawa notebook quote in Japanese, thanks! What kanji might that note "合気をかける" refer to? I used wiktionary and nothing was obvious for "to apply." But, the first result was 掛ける. (To lock or suspend) Could it mean something like to lock in a state of balanced intent? (make it so that you actively maintain a state of balanced force even as the uke tries to struggle?)
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