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Old 12-12-2005, 09:55 PM   #8
Mike Haftel
Location: Hokkaido
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 87
Re: Quoting O'Sensei

The same thing happend in a recent discussion about atemi. Ueshiba Sensei had been quoted as saying something to the effect of, "atemi is 90% of aikido." But at the same time he also said that "the secret to aikido can be found in a single technique," or that "irimi is the essence of aikido."

The fact of the matter is that all of these quotes are taken out of context, out of time, and out of their original language. Meaning will be and has been lost due to this.
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