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Old 10-11-2006, 09:46 AM   #110
Fred Little
Dojo: NJIT Budokai
Location: State Line NJ/NY
Join Date: Apr 2001
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Re: Video of Seichiro Endo Shihan

Szczepan Janczuk wrote:
How it is possible to do practice 'ludique' of the Budo, as another shihan and direct student of S.Yamaguchi sensei repeats at almost every his seminar?
This is an interesting question. You might wish to refer to the Precautions for Aikido Training set down by Ueshiba Morihei in response to a request from his senior students:

3. Always train in a vibrant and joyful manner.

4. The instructor can only impart a small portion of the teaching. Only through ceaseless training can you obtain the necessary experience to bring these mysteries alive.
Full text and more at:

This would seem to indicate to me that a) the notion of a "ludique" in this Budo precedes Yamaguchi Sensei and his followers and b) any attempt to verballly explain "how is it possible" runs so directly against the grain of precaution four that the request for such an explanation may be "useless."

Or maybe that's just my reading.

Best regards,

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