All we really have is speculation.
Did he really end up making another him?
But Takeda made Him, made Sagawa, Made Kodo, made Hisa.
So we can all ask "Whats up wth that?"
As for Ukemi and Ueshiba?To think of your question in another way.
(I hate saying this and I held it back for years)
All Ueshiba did -was- take Ukemi.
It was hidden in plain site. and just like someone in this thread suggested-it never involved falling down.
Mark,Ueshiba was taking Ukemi in just about all his videos....all the time....wasn't he? Don't get it yet?
I -was- taking Ukemi for your efforts the night we met...was I not?
Remember what I said and then showed about full speed in the wrong direction?
This type of thinking is a different way to look at it.
What did it accomplish with you? You felt things you thought were not possible, you "saw" a different way and a different approach. A smart fella would say. "Do I keep flopping around and doing the mid-level game on the slow elevator? Or do I take the stairs?"
Tohei left, Kissomaru, so did Shioda.