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Old 01-15-2007, 09:22 AM   #26
Erick Mead
 
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Re: The Principles of Aikido

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Kevin Leavitt wrote:
So maybe one of the principals of aikido is:

Universal Love?
Without objection.

Now, what questions can it NOT answer? There we will find the need for another statement of principle.

Cordially,

Erick Mead
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Old 01-15-2007, 09:39 AM   #27
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Cool Re: The Principles of Aikido

Kevin,
We bow to your wisdom.
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Old 01-16-2007, 02:09 AM   #28
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Re: The Principles of Aikido

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Mark Freeman wrote:
Hi Michael,

as far as I am aware Tohei's 4 priciples/rules for "co-ordination of mind and body" (not aikido) were:-

1. Keep one point
2. Relax completely
3. Weight underside
4. Extend your mind

Ki Society members please confirm/correct if this is/not the case, cheers.

regards,

Mark

Hey Mark,

So...it looks like I was close to getting them right Where are the Ki poeple when you need um?

Michael.
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Old 01-18-2007, 08:49 PM   #29
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Cool Re: The Principles of Aikido

Principles of Aikido? That's easy. Easy to say, ridiculously hard to attain.

Get enlightened.
Display love and compassion even in the face of death.

Simple.
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Old 01-19-2007, 07:09 PM   #30
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Re: The Principles of Aikido

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Mark Freeman wrote:
Hi Michael,

as far as I am aware Tohei's 4 priciples/rules for "co-ordination of mind and body" (not aikido) were:-

1. Keep one point
2. Relax completely
3. Weight underside
4. Extend your mind

Ki Society members please confirm/correct if this is/not the case, cheers.

regards,

Mark
Four Basic Principles
  1. Keep One Point.
  2. Relax Completely.
  3. Weight is underside
  4. Extend Ki. (Ki is extended)
Extend Ki was modified because Extend Ki indicated that ki extension was an action. The thinking at the Ki Society Hdqrs. is that ki extension is something that is - a state of being, rather than something you do. Therefore you always extend Ki.

If you want principles for Aikido:

Five Principles of Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido (Ki Aikido)
  1. Ki is extending.
  2. Know your opponent's mind.
  3. Respect your opponent's Ki.
  4. Put yourself in your opponent's place.
  5. Lead with confidence.

If you want to verify Ki Society principles, just look at Ki Society Principles on AikiWeb. If you want to check out other principles from other styles just look at Aikido Principles on AikiWeb in the AikiWiki section.

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Old 10-24-2008, 11:37 AM   #31
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Re: The Principles of Aikido

Referring back to Erick Mead's excellent post, in which he quoted O Sensei's principles, I wonder if anyone can help me with this. No. 3 is the famous exhortation that we should

"Always train in a vibrant and joyful manner"

Like the rest of the list, it is cited in the book "Best Aikido", which I have in (English) translation. However, can anyone give me a Japanese version (transliterated, or kanji + transliterated, but preferably not just kanji...)?

Hope someone can help -

racingsnake
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