Re: Article: Teaching Aikido as Michi - A Path Up the Mountain by George S. Ledyard
I must admit I don`t understand your last statement to me. It is clear to me that your statements about John Stevens are based on little or no direct knowledge of the man. (God, I feel like Shaun Ravens here)
As for the idea that Musashi was an untrained/self trained martial artist, that comes from the man himself. "I have never had a teacher while studying the Ways of the various arts and accomplishments, or in anything at all." (trans. W. S. Wilson) Of course, what did he really mean by that?