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Old 11-04-2012, 04:31 AM   #3
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Re: Defining the word "Aiki" and looking at the phenomenon it describes.

From Aikido Masters, p279-280.

Tenryu wrote:
But the moment I touched him I was startled. I felt as if I had taken hold of an iron bar. Of course, I knew very well from my experience in sumo that it would be useless to struggle against him. I immediatly knew I had been defeated. However, I couldnīt just leave things like that and so I attempted to twist his arm up and out. He didnīt move an inch. I tried again with both hands, using all my might. But he used my strength against me and I fell down.
Sounds more like C than A or B.

But then again, does aiki only describe a phenomenon?

Last edited by grondahl : 11-04-2012 at 04:45 AM.
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