合心館館長 谷本敏夫師範 20カ条

①現状に満足しない事。もうちょっと、もうちょっとと思い続ける。

Do not be content with your present state. Keep on wishing for further progress.

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②自信と謙虚さ。謙虚さがなれれば、合気道は上手くならない。自信は今まで自分がやってきた事。

Self-Confidence and Modesty. Modesty is essential for your progress in Aikido. Self-Confidence is what you have acquired through the past training.

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③常に稽古。稽古だから技がかからなくても良い。無理して技をかけない。無理をすると体が覚える。

Always practice. It is practice, so no problem even you do not carry out an Aikido technique well to your practice partner. Do not make any Aikido technique forcibly. Forcible movement will be soaked in your body unconsciously. 

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④合気道が上手くなるのは時間がかかる。あせらない。

Do not rush to make your progress. It will take a lot of time for making progress in Aikido.

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⑤合気道は説明できない。ひとつ説明できるとすれば体を全部使う事。

It is very difficult to explain Aikido. But, if an explanation is allowed, you should use whole your body.

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⑥合気道は体を全部使ってもまだ足りない。心も使うこと。

Even using whole your body is not enough. Use your heart in addition.

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⑦相手の強いところが弱いところ

Strong point of your opponent is his weak point.

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⑧本当は一で全て崩してしまう。本当は受身が取れない。

Actually, at the very first moment, the body contro of the opponent is taken completely. So, his reaction to protect his body is really impossible. 

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⑨短所が長所 体が弱くて小さかったから今の技になった。

Weak point is the strong point. My body was weak and small, so my present style was developed.

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⑩自分ができているかどうかは相手が教えてくれる。崩れ方を見る。

Your practice partner tell you if your movement is correct and effective. See how he lose his body control by your movement. 

 

⑪丹田を作って忘れる。 中心を作って忘れる。 丹田、中心を固めて作るが、固めていると使えない。 丹田が動く

Build up "Tanden", then forget it. Build up the core, then forget it. You have to solidify Tanden and the core to build up, but you cannot use such solidified one. Tanden must be dynamic (kinetic).

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⑫合気道は人と稽古しないと上手くならない、一人で稽古をするのは当たり前

You should practice with a person, otherwise no progress in Aikido. Self-training is a matter of course.

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⑬自分がやりたいと思うことをしてみればよい、色々してみて基本がおもしろくなった時、上手くなる。

Do what you want to do for your practice. After making various trials, if you find basic training is a fun, you can make further progress.

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⑭出し切れば新しいものが入ってくる。自分を空にすれば相手がはまってくる。

Discharge completely, then the new things come in. If it is clear in yourself, opponent will come and fit into you.

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⑮合気道の呼吸は「吐くをもって入れる」 出し切れば入ってくる。相手を入れようとして引くと押し込まれる。

The breathing of Aikido is "Let it in by breathing out". If you discharge completely, then it will come in naturally. If you try to pull and bring your opponent into yourself, he thrusts you.

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⑯合気道はYESとNOを一緒にする、説明できない。説明しながらやると技のかかりが悪い。

YES and NO coexist in Aikido. Aikido is difficult to explain by words. With making oral explanation, I cannot make Aikido technique very well. 

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⑰頭を使わない。稽古して体に染み付いたものが出てくる。

Brain is not used. Come out naturally, Aikido technique which was soaked in your body through the past practice.

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⑱合気道は21世紀の武道

Aikido is for 21st century.

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⑲まっすぐ相手の強いところに入ること。肩に力が入っていると入っていけない。

Enter the strong point of opponent. It is difficult to enter that if your shoulder is not relaxed.

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⑳軸で立つ。まっすぐ立つこと。肩の力が抜けて丹田に落ちる、丹田が抜けて足の指先に落ちる。 体の中が自在に動く。体を全部使うこと。

Stand with axis. Stand straight. Shoulder relaxed, it downs to Tanden. Tanden relaxed, it downs to big toes. You can control everything inside of your body. Use whole your body.