Thread: "Aiki"
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Old 07-27-2001, 11:10 PM   #1
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I believe that the term "aiki" has been around for a long time, well before the founder of aikido used it to name his art. I read an interesting book on Sagawa sensei of Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu in which the author described Sagawa sensei's use of "aiki" as "the invisible power," able to throw people across the room with just the faintest touch; uke's power would become totally and completely extinguished at first touch...

I know a lot of people use the term "aiki" in the lovey-dovey sense, but does anyone have any other thoughts on the meaning of "aiki"?

-- Jun

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