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Aikido is irimi and atemi.
- – - reported by Tamura Nobuyoshi Shihan – French language interview on Budo no Nayami website
Triangular irimi, circular [spiraling] while you’re handling [aite], square [choku-sen] to finish up.
- – - reported by Morihiro Saito Shihan, Traditional Aikido, vol. 5, p.18
Between him and I, there is a + [the Japanese character for "10"]
- – – reported by Henry Kono in Yin and Yang in Motion, interview with Guillaume Erard.
You must enter the opponent, get inside him, and then draw him into you.
- – - reported by Kamada Hisao, JMAS newsletter, March 1984
Even in silence -
dusk is so lonely
in a mountain village – - -
and from the mists of a thicket
a stag starts to call
- – -Taiken mon-in no Horikawa
“….On August 7, after consultations with the appropriate judges, [Judge Takano] released [Onasiburo, Sumiko and Isao] on bail, and they appeared in the outside world for the first time in six years and eight months….
“My cousin Yasuaki Deguchi…writes in ‘Founder of a New Religion’….’To the followers who came to see him, he would say with emphasis, “There will be no divine help in this war,” “This war is a war between devils, so do not get involved”….’
“….even now he did not hold back from his outspoken remarks. ‘On the day I left prison, Japan’s defeat in the war began,’ he said.
“On August 7, 1942, the day Onisaburo was released, American forces landed on Guadalcanal, and the first naval battle of the Solomon Islands began….
“He would say, ‘They did all this to Omoto and don’t even come to apologize. So Japan will be attacked by the foreign enemy and will be beaten.’….’God dislikes killing. Omoto will not cooperate in the war.’
“….Telling soldiers leaving for service overseas, ‘Fire your guns into the air,’ he would give them advice according to their respective destinations….To troops leaving for the front, Onisaburo issued special amulets on which were written the words, ‘Victory to the Enemy’….
- – - – from The Great Onisaburo Deguchi, Kyotaro Deguchi, tr. Charles Rowe, publ. Aiki News, pp. 285-9