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Old 01-22-2007, 04:03 PM   #1
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4 Principles in Japanese

I am looking for the japanese characters or calligraphy for the 4 principles of Aikido (Keep One Point, Keep Weight Underside, Extend Ki and Relax Completely).

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Old 01-22-2007, 05:00 PM   #2
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Re: 4 Principles in Japanese

I posted a photograph of the callligraphy on display at my dojo here.
心身統一の四大原則 Shinshin touitsu no yon dai gensoku Four Major Principles to Unify Mind and Body
1. 臍下の一点に心をしずめ統一する Seika no itten ni kokoro wo shizume toitsu suru Keep one point
2. 全身の力を完全に抜く Zenshin no chikara wo kanzen ni nuku Relax completely
3. 身体の総ての部分の重みを、その最下部におく Karada no subete no bubun no omomi wo sono saikabu ni oku Keep weight underside
4. 氣を出す Ki wo dasu Extend ki.

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Old 01-23-2007, 03:06 PM   #3
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Ai symbol Re: 4 Principles in Japanese

Do you know where I can find it in Kanji? I think what you posted was hiragana. I'm hoping that the Kanji will be shorter.

Thank you very much...
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Old 01-23-2007, 09:05 PM   #4
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Re: 4 Principles in Japanese

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Mike Katz wrote:
Do you know where I can find it in Kanji? I think what you posted was hiragana. I'm hoping that the Kanji will be shorter.

Thank you very much...
Japanese is written in with a combination of kanji and hiragana (and at times katakana). There's no shorter version, unless written in Chinese.

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Old 01-24-2007, 02:25 PM   #5
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Re: 4 Principles in Japanese

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Mike Katz wrote:
Do you know where I can find it in Kanji? I think what you posted was hiragana. I'm hoping that the Kanji will be shorter.

Thank you very much...

lol.


yeah, that's how they get away with not having spaces between words, everyotherwordiseitherKANJIorHIRAGANAorKATAKANA. So such thing as an all kanji japanese sentence.
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Old 01-24-2007, 02:50 PM   #6
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Re: 4 Principles in Japanese

posted a photograph of the calligraphy on display at my dojo here.
心身統一の四大原則 Shinshin touitsu no yon dai gensoku Four Major Principles to Unify Mind and Body
1. 臍下の一点に心をしずめ統一する Seika no itten ni kokoro wo shizume toitsu suru Keep one point
2. 全身の力を完全に抜く Zenshin no chikara wo kanzen ni nuku Relax completely
3. 身体の総ての部分の重みを、その最下部におく Karada no subete no bubun no omomi wo sono saikabu ni oku Keep weight underside
4. 氣を出す Ki wo dasu Extend ki.
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