Thread: Aiki Pointers?
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Old 10-05-2010, 12:07 PM   #2
Thomas Campbell
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Re: Aiki Pointers?

Mark Murray wrote: View Post
3. Black Belt 1976 Vol 14 No 3
Article about Hikitsuchi by Donald Deed.
Quotes Hikitsuchi saying, "Everything comes like yin and yang. Izanagi is yang and heaven. Izanami is yin and heaven."
hi Mark:

I'm wondering if Hikitsuchi is quoted correctly here, saying that both yang and yin are heaven. Yin is more typically characterized as earth.

Hey, it looks like you've found the time to do some research. I'm particularly interested in the idea about how Ueshiba used kiai. I think it would have been very interesting for Ueshiba to have compared notes with Wang Xiangzhai, found of the Chinese martial art of yiquan. Yiquan trains a practice called shisheng, or "test of the sound," which sounds (pun intended) like a "quality-assurance" version of Ueshiba's use of kiai.
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