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Old 10-16-2021, 02:09 AM   #1
Kevin Kina
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Circle Triangle Square

I've read numerous things on the deeper Shinto/Buddhist meanings of these symbols and how O-Sensei related them to Aikido. I'm wondering if a simpler interpretation based on physical aiki techniques is possible? Specifically...

Circle: kaiten-nage, a circular throw

Triangle: irimi-nage, which uses triangles for both stance placement and upright alignment. Also, the wedge shape symbolizes penetration or entering.

Square: shiho-nage. This one is blatantly apparent; often translated as "four corners throw", it is a perfect definition of a square.

Is this interpretation too simplistic perhaps?
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Old 10-19-2021, 10:18 PM   #2
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Re: Circle Triangle Square

Koichi Barrish Sensei has a very deep explanation over here: http://www.tsubakishrine.org/aikido/index.html (scroll down).

Hope that helps!
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