I was wondering if some of you might share with me the Japanese words you've learned (in relation to your Aikido/martial arts training) that are used to mean "leading".
I am speaking of that moment when you've good musubi with your attacker, and you can lead them where you want them to go, because you understand their motivations to attack you.
Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!
The two terms I heard from a Japanese aikido colleague are sasou
. He said that he had heard O Sensei use these terms with the sense of initiating a preferred attack, in the sense of inducing the attacker to attack in a certain way, and then controlling the attacker from thenceforward.
is written in Japanese as 誘う; さそう. It is also read as YUU
. When combined with other characters, the result is many compounds. For example:
: inducement, enticement
: entice, attract, allure
i: kidnapping, abduction
: induction, incitement, guidance
: guided missile
: temptation, seduction
: tempter, seducer
is written as 吸い込む and the Chinese character is the second character of the compound word kokyuu
呼吸, meaning, breath. The primary meaning is to inhale, suck in, swallow up, the third meaning leading to a metaphor of putting a person in a position such that he/she has no choice but to do what you want him/her to do.