Ai harmony or love
Ki spirit or energy
Do the way or path
Aikido the path to a harmonious spririt
Kiai a shout in which or by which one's energy is focused
Bu war or warfare.
Shi knight or scholar
Bushido the way or code of the warrior
Jitsu or jutsu techniques or practices
Budo the martial way
Bujitsu the study of fighting techniques
Samurai from the verb meaning "to serve" The warrior class of feudal Japan.
Hara the lower abdomen. The center of energy &
Haragei the cultivation of Hara
Tanden the hara
Kotodama meditation on the sounds of Japanese syllables
Zanshin continuity of concentration, alertness, remaining prepared for the next attack Shin mind or heart
Mushin Takemusu Aiki
Shomen Deshi Sensei O'Sensei
Shi (& yon in some combinations)
Shichi (& nana in some combinations)
Hakama Seiza Rei Reigi no mind limitless Aikido, spontaneous manifestation of inifinite technique unification of opposites purification practice as refinement and purification training hall the front of the dojo student, disciple teacher literally, "great teacher". Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido, is known to Aikido students as O'Sensei senior student, one who began Aikido before you junior student, one who began Aikido after you
Aikido Foudation. Japanese umbrella organization headed by a descendent of Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido. master teacher
white belt grades black belt grades the first black belt grade or a holder of it black belt holder(s) practice uniform belt black divided skirt/pants formal kneeling position bow or salutation ettiquette
Onegai Shimasu (final "u" is silent) I request the favor
Domo Arigato Gozaimashita I am very much/humbly obliged to you.
Ken or tachi edged
Keiko Waza Kamae Hanmi
Gyaku hanmi wooden staff approzimately four feet long wooden staff approzimately six feet long wooden practice knife japanese long sword. Two handed, curved, single the Japanese sword wooden practice sword split bamboo practice sword leg face or head top or front of head side of head eyes neck shoulder elbow hand wrist breath back of the hand little finger edge of the palm, hand blade chest and stomach region trunk mouth lower abdomen lower back practice technique a stance of readiness the oblique, T-stance used in Aikido. Literally
left right lower level of the body middle level of the body. upper level of the body.
shuffle step entry walking step entry transport step entry both partners with their right or left foot forward one partner with left foot forward, the other with right foot forward
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