01-18-2013, 12:00 AM
http://www.guillaumeerard.com/images/stories/aikido/articles/ueshiba-shin-budo/ueshiba-shinbudo-00.jpg (http://www.guillaumeerard.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=112:rare-photographs-of-o-sensei-demonstrating-in-western-clothes&catid=10:articles&Itemid=110)I have recently become aware of an ensemble of pictures that were published in Shin Budo magazine along with some technical directions. What is truly remarkable about this set is that it presents a rare occurrence of Ueshiba Sensei and his uke wearing Western clothes. Therefore, in the aim of both presenting rare images, and for the valuable insight that this document gives us on the practice of O Sensei during this key transitory period, I have decided to translate these instructions and present them here.
(Original blog post may be found here (http://www.guillaumeerard.com/aikido/articles/rare-photographs-of-o-sensei-demonstrating-in-western-clothes).)