Welcome to AikiWeb Aikido Information
AikiWeb: The Source for Aikido Information
AikiWeb's principal purpose is to serve the Internet community as a repository and dissemination point for aikido information.

Sections
home
aikido articles
columns

Discussions
forums
aikiblogs

Databases
dojo search
seminars
image gallery
supplies
links directory

Reviews
book reviews
video reviews
dvd reviews
equip. reviews

News
submit
archive

Miscellaneous
newsletter
rss feeds
polls
about

Follow us on



Home > AikiWeb Aikido Forums
Go Back   AikiWeb Aikido Forums > Language

Hello and thank you for visiting AikiWeb, the world's most active online Aikido community! This site is home to over 22,000 aikido practitioners from around the world and covers a wide range of aikido topics including techniques, philosophy, history, humor, beginner issues, the marketplace, and more.

If you wish to join in the discussions or use the other advanced features available, you will need to register first. Registration is absolutely free and takes only a few minutes to complete so sign up today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-15-2002, 12:10 PM   #1
IrimiTom
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 63
Offline
What does O Sensei's name mean?

For you Japanese speakers out there, can someone tell me what Morihei means in Japanese?
While you're at it, can you also tell me what the other two Doshu's names mean?
I've tried to search the web for these but they don't seem to be popular names (for the westerners who make the websites at least )
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2002, 01:28 PM   #2
JMCavazos
Dojo: Aikido Center of South Texas
Location: Houston,Tx
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 151
United_States
Offline
Morihei - Abundant Peace
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2002, 06:38 AM   #3
Peter Goldsbury
  AikiWeb Forums Contributing Member
 
Peter Goldsbury's Avatar
Dojo: Hiroshima Kokusai Dojo
Location: Hiroshima, Japan
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 2,004
Japan
Offline
Re: What does O Sensei's name mean?

Quote:
Tom G (IrimiTom) wrote:
For you Japanese speakers out there, can someone tell me what Morihei means in Japanese?

While you're at it, can you also tell me what the other two Doshu's names mean?

I've tried to search the web for these but they don't seem to be popular names (for the westerners who make the websites at least )
Well, as Joe suggested, 'Morihei' means 'abundant peace'. Here are the other names (your computer needs a Japanese language capability to get all the kanji).

Ueshiba A

A = ue: to plant or sow

= shiba: lawn, an area of grass.

So: Ueshiba means 'planting a lawn'.

Morihei

(read as 'mori'; there are other meanings depending on how the Chinese character is read) = good measure.

= hei: peaceful.

So: 'Morihei' means 'peace in good measure'.

Kisshomaru gˊ

g = kichi, kitsu: luck; an occasion of joy.

= sho: happiness

= maru: full; perfection, purity; also used as a suffix for the name of a ship and, in ancient times, after the name of a sword or child.

So: 'Kisshomaru' means (something like) 'abundant happiness / luck'. The name was suggested by Onisaburo Deguchi.

Moriteru 牛

mori = defend, protect, preserve.

teru = middle (however, 'teru' is a reading not found in dictionaries of modern Japanese).

So: Moriteru means (something like): 'preserving the centre'.

Best regards,

P A Goldsbury
_______________________
Hiroshima, Japan
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2002, 03:59 AM   #4
Markus
 
Markus's Avatar
Dojo: Aikido Kiel
Location: Kronshagen
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 21
Germany
Offline
Talking Re: Re: What does O Sensei's name mean?

Quote:
Goldsbury Peter (Peter Goldsbury) wrote:
So: Ueshiba means 'planting a lawn'.
Hey, cool! My family name, 'Wiese', means 'meadow' ...

Cheers

Markus
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2002, 04:19 PM   #5
JohnDavis
 
JohnDavis's Avatar
Dojo: None...None near me and I can't afford dues anyway.
Location: Bristol, VA
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 32
United_States
Offline
Re: Re: What does O Sensei's name mean?

[quote="Goldsbury Peter (Peter Goldsbury)" Well, as Joe suggested, 'Morihei' means 'abundant peace'. Here are the other names (your computer needs a Japanese language capability to get all the kanji).

/quote]Thanks for this info. I've wondered that too.

Now, can you tell me what Koichi Tohei means?

Thanks

John the Kiwee

Happy Shugyo,

John B. Davis
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2002, 06:59 PM   #6
Peter Goldsbury
  AikiWeb Forums Contributing Member
 
Peter Goldsbury's Avatar
Dojo: Hiroshima Kokusai Dojo
Location: Hiroshima, Japan
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 2,004
Japan
Offline
Re: Re: Re: What does O Sensei's name mean?

[quote="John Davis (JohnDavis)"]
Quote:
"Goldsbury Peter (Peter Goldsbury)" Well, as Joe suggested, 'Morihei' means 'abundant peace'. Here are the other names (your computer needs a Japanese language capability to get all the kanji).

/quote
wrote:
Thanks for this info. I've wondered that too.

Now, can you tell me what Koichi Tohei means?

Thanks

John the Kiwee
Koichi Tohei (in the Japanese name order Tohei Koichi) is written:

"

": TOU (also read as fuji) = wisteria

: HEI (same as HEI in Morihei) = harmony

: KOU (also read as hikari) = light

: ICHI = one (i.e., the number).

Best regards,

P A Goldsbury
_______________________
Hiroshima, Japan
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2002, 10:04 AM   #7
JohnDavis
 
JohnDavis's Avatar
Dojo: None...None near me and I can't afford dues anyway.
Location: Bristol, VA
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 32
United_States
Offline
Re: What does O Sensei's name mean?

Quote:
Goldsbury Peter (Peter Goldsbury) wrote:
Koichi Tohei (in the Japanese name order Tohei Koichi) is written:

"

": TOU (also read as fuji) = wisteria

: HEI (same as HEI in Morihei) = harmony

: KOU (also read as hikari) = light

: ICHI = one (i.e., the number).

Best regards,
So, Tohei Koichi Shihan's name means:

Wisteria Harmony First Light or First Light of Wisteria Harmony?

This is cool, thanks.

jbd

Happy Shugyo,

John B. Davis
  Reply With Quote

Please visit our sponsor:

AikiWeb Sponsored Links - Place your Aikido link here for only $10!



Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Liability Insurance for Senseis? 6th Kyu For Life General 6 12-11-2005 06:12 PM
New Aikido Dojos (New Senseis) DGLinden Voices of Experience 7 11-24-2004 06:46 AM
O Sensei's Aikido technique..the best? Ari Bolden General 16 10-07-2003 11:18 PM
Your Dojo's Sensei's rank? WilliamWessel General 35 03-29-2003 05:02 AM
Saotome sensei's vs Ikeda sensei's video Shipley Supplies 2 08-26-2000 12:41 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:50 AM.



vBulletin Copyright © 2000-2014 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited
----------
Copyright 1997-2014 AikiWeb and its Authors, All Rights Reserved.
----------
For questions and comments about this website:
Send E-mail
plainlaid-picaresque outchasing-protistan explicantia-altarage seaford-stellionate