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

Ueshiba himself justifies his choice of Aiki/Aikido (Aikido Journal, Aikiweb) as such: As ai (harmony) is common with ai (love), I decided to name my unique budo Aikido, although the word "aiki" ...
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Why did Ueshiba name his art Aikido (合気道)?

Simply because he walked the path that leads from warrior to spiritual disciple. Removing budō removed reference to warriorship. Adding Dō, or Way, emphasises a spiritual discipline, in this case the ...
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