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Old 12-09-2002, 10:07 AM   #18
Arianah
Dojo: Aikido of Norwalk
Location: CT
Join Date: Nov 2001
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Ian Hurst (happysod) wrote:
Agree with the general gist of "keep the Japanese in aikido", but I can sympathise with Bruce as I haven't found an easy way of looking up the terms used in some of the previous threads. Honest, tried keeping various web-dictionaries open, perched the dog-eared "Japanese for the illiterate" on my lap and I still feel I'm missing what people are trying to describe. Going off some of the other posts of "what d'you call..." I don't think I'm totally alone (and I hate to think what non-native-English speakers have to go through).
Actually, there are a few good dictionaries online. The best ones for just following along with terms are the ones that are actually aikido based. Try these out:

http://www.aikidojournal.com/new/encyclopedia.asp

http://www.aikidofaq.com/dictionary/index.html

Even right here on aikiweb: http://www.aikiweb.com/language/vocab.html

Have fun with those.

Sarah

Out of clutter, find simplicity.
From discord, find harmony.
In the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity.
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