Ai-ki (n.) A position or attitude complimentary to that of one's opponent. (It is necessary in a military confrontation to maintain an opposite and reciprocal attitude to that of one's opponent until the final blow of the contest, i.e. when an opponent is strong, one should remain weak; when an opponent is weak one should attack vigorously. This principle is expressed in Japanese as Aikiohazusu. Through the practice of developing one's ki, a higher level of ki emerges. When resisting ki is sublimated into harmonizing ki, which weakens and nullifies an enemy, it is also called Aiki.)[1]


  1. Japanese-English Kendo Dictionary, KENDO America
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