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Old 01-10-2013, 05:59 PM   #50
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Re: Morihei Ueshiba's Use of the Term "Aiki"

Chris Hein wrote: View Post
If you find any Aikido books that are not going to make the migration- I'll send you shipping to "chuck" them my way!
That one went to the sea voyage pile.

With respect to the term Aiki - I doubt that even in historical times, in cultural context, it had any clear meaning. Much as I like and can relate to some of those historical definitions the terms use was more broad - almost like a catch-all. Ueshiba if anything was even less precise.

For anyone to say what Ueshiba actually meant requires a lot of assumption (presumption).

Peter Rehse Shodokan Aikido
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