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Old 05-08-2010, 09:45 PM   #57
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Re: Yoshinkan and "aiki"

Dan Harden wrote: View Post
Shioda is an interesting study in that he trained in Aikido and Daito ryu. He clearly has aiki...
Now I see what happened, Dan - it looks like our earlier misunderstanding really was about terminology. What you call aiki is what is called kokyu ryoku in Japanese (Chris suggested earlier that that was how Shioda Sensei used the term too). If you substitute aiki for kokyu ryoku in my posts you probably wouldn't feel the need to be so critical. Aiki as something you have isn't normally used in Japanese.

It was used once though as the title of a movie...

This is a good movie in fact. Maybe the only movie that has treated budo at all realistically. The DVD has English subtitles. It's kind of a grittty, dark and realistic story of triumph over adversity. There is some footage of Seigo Okamoto Sensei of Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu Roppokai over the final credits. This is an interview with the Danish budoka Ole Kingston Jensen whose impressive story was the original model for the movie.

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