Erick Mead wrote:
... a public statement made by a Japanese person of any significant authority hides at least as much as it reveals. He has been in the States a long time, but he was speaking of Ushiro Sensei -- in public.
It says what it says. More or less.
True. I can concede to your point here.
And I can say that we differ on our views of Aikido. Nothing spectacular there, though, since I'm pretty much a speck on a flea on the dog that is Aikido.
It'll be interesting, though, to see how we change as time goes by.