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Old 09-11-2012, 10:24 AM   #1
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Aikido- what's the one thing...........

If you could only communicate only one idea about aikido to some one, what would it be and why?

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Old 09-11-2012, 10:30 AM   #2
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Re: Aikido- what's the one thing...........

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If you could only communicate only one ida about aikido to some one, what would it be and why?
what - lots of old, fat, ugly cross-dressing men (i are one)
why - looking for love while expressing our ki

"budo is putting on cold, wet, sweat stained gi with a smile and a snarl" - your truly
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:47 PM   #3
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Re: Aikido- what's the one thing...........

It would depend on who I was communicating to, and why.
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:36 PM   #4
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Re: Aikido- what's the one thing...........

Onegaishimasu, I would express the standing bow with or without saying "Onegaishimasu"

In gassho,

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Old 09-14-2012, 01:00 PM   #5
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Re: Aikido- what's the one thing...........

First word that comes to mind, would be "physics". Though I suppose, depending on perspective, that can be said for all Martial Arts.
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:07 PM   #6
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Re: Aikido- what's the one thing...........

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If you could only communicate only one idea about aikido to some one, what would it be and why?
Wheeeeeee......thud.
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:34 PM   #7
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Re: Aikido- what's the one thing...........

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If you could only communicate only one idea about aikido to some one, what would it be and why?
Less is more.
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:19 PM   #8
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Re: Aikido- what's the one thing...........

Harmonizing with the universe. Here is the proof....http://www.stenudd.com/aikido/osensei-einstein.htm

It is the duty of the strong to protect the weak.
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:54 PM   #9
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Alignment...and by that, I am not just referring to physical alignment, but alignment in a variety of ways.

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Old 09-18-2012, 04:16 AM   #10
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Re: Aikido- what's the one thing...........

For me, it would be that aikido uses a set of principles that when applied can create harmony both on and off the mat.
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:22 AM   #11
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coming from an AJJ perspective I would say the power of yielding. It is the principle concept that has led me to become a Jujutsuka. Blending and harmonizing are expressions of yielding and I believe with practice and dedication can become very effective forms of self-protection.
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:52 AM   #12
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Get out of the way,

why? cos after that everything else is easy
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