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Old 11-27-2003, 12:24 AM   #13
PeterR
 
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Jun Akiyama (akiy) wrote:
Also, I'm not too sure how "aiki" gets translated into "harmony" myself. "Ai" literally means, to me at least, "fitting" or "matching"...
Which then leads to the question about other martial arts which profess the same yet use another term. Judo come immediately to mind and how about Wado (absolutely no idea is the Wa here is the same as the Wa of harmony -but I'm feeling playful).

Peter Rehse Shodokan Aikido
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