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Old 07-08-2006, 10:45 AM   #116
Chris Li
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Re: Brawling with a friend

Michael Gallagher wrote:
I admit I don't know very much about Tomiki. The Shambhala Guide to Aikido says he "attemtped to combine Aikido and Judo against the express wishes of Morihei)" (bold face mine). Now, if O Sensei flat out told Tomiki "Don't do that" and he did it anyway, yes, in my opinion, that was disrespectuful. I don't care how long Tomiki studied with O Sensei or how many licenses he earned. Your teacher tells you not to do something and you do it anyway. What would you call that? I don't call it being polite.
You mean like with Morihei Ueshiba and Sokaku Takeda?



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