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Old 05-14-2013, 01:26 PM   #1
Richard Moore
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How is it that the Aikido term for connection or union i.e. musubi is also the name for a rice and spam Hawaiian snack, Spam Musubi. Is there a better Aikido term for connection?
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:58 PM   #2
Chris Li
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Re: musubi

Richard Moore wrote: View Post
How is it that the Aikido term for connection or union i.e. musubi is also the name for a rice and spam Hawaiian snack, Spam Musubi. Is there a better Aikido term for connection?
People used to carry rice balls as individual balls knotted into a piece of cloth - hence the name musubi, which means "knot" (but can also mean connection - anything "knotted" together).



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Old 05-24-2013, 11:32 AM   #3
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I don't know eating a spam musubi makes me feel more connected...lol!

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Old 05-24-2013, 02:32 PM   #4
Robert Cowham
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I have been told that musubi can also mean a meeting and conflict, and that such a conflict may give rise to a new creative solution. So, just because you meet and conflict, don't back away, stick with it and see what new solution may arise from the seeds of both conflicting parties...
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