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A term that describes a student's progress in learning any disciple. Shu or "obedience" indicates the initial stage when the student follows forms strictly. "Ha" or "detachment" indicates the stage when the student begins to experiment and consult other masters. Ri or "separation" indicates full mastery; further learning is based on examination of fundamental principles & research.

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Why did Ueshiba name his art Aikido (合気道)?

Morihei Ueshiba training in Daitō-ryū aiki-jūjutsu under Takeda Sōkaku, and after engaging with the Ōmoto-kyō religion, changed his teaching of Daitō-ryū to encompass more of his religion ideology. He ...
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Korean Equivalent of Shu-Ha-Ri?

One of the things that gets talked about a lot in martial arts (and software methodologies, for that matter) is that of Shu-Ha-Ri. We seem to follow a similar pattern in my hapkido class, but I have ...
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How can a teacher recognize that a student has progressed from 'ha' to 'ri'?

The Japanese use the concept of Shu, ha, ri to indicate progress in development/growth. Straight from its WikiPedia page, Aikido shihan Endou Seishirou said: It is known that, when we learn or ...
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