Aikido principle of representation by geometric triangle, circle and square of Shinto cosmology theory “Gogyo Gogen” in which the elements of life, liquid, solid and gas are all proven and mutually transmutable.
In his book “We no Michi”, Rev Dr Yukitaka Yamamoto, generation 96 Shinto Priest (Guji) wrote:
“The principle of ‘Sanmi-Sangen’ explains the mystery of life Sanmi-Sangen means the three elements that form the basis of all forms of existence .. good basic symbols to explain the meaning and guiding the destiny of human life. We can see Sanmi-Sangen works on many levels.”
O Sensei saw clearly the relationship between the theory and principles of Aikido – The following diagram attempts to show how the three shapes not only the core principles of an individual, but the relationship symbolizes everything.
The form the core of Aikido, spiral, indicated by a circle, appearing everywhere in the universe. A definite “5/7 logarithmic spiral”, is identical in disc galaxies (eg, the Milky Way), the DNA strands and sub??-atomic particles – O Sensei learned that Ki through the body in a large spiral, on the basis of the flow of the universe.
In very simple terms, the triangle can be said that the attitude prevalent in Aikido triangle, triangulation arms to the center / hips and offline triangles and squares solidity avoid the attitude, or the principles of “heavy-bottom” represents represents.