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Old 01-29-2006, 12:47 AM   #20
Charles Hill
Dojo: Numazu Aikikai/Aikikai Honbu Dojo
Location: Three Lakes WI/ Mishima Japan
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Re: Article: Teaching Aikido as Michi - A Path Up the Mountain by George S. Ledyard

Ted,

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?

Charles Hill
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