Re: Poll: Does the philosophy of aikido need to be explicitly discussed during class for the training to be "aikido"?
"In my personal definition, aikido philosophy is Morihei Ueshiba's thought." - Charles Hill
I balk at this. I think OSensei found universal truths, and encourages us to do the same. I'm not Japanese, was a non combatant in the military, but I can discover the same truth OSensei did. But if I cling to 'his thoughts', I won't be able to see past them.
Clear as mud I trust, but I tried.