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Old 05-22-2007, 10:56 AM   #13
Ron Tisdale
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Re: Transmission, Inheritance, Emulation 3

Peter, I really thank you once again for your efforts on our behalf.

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c. Morihei Ueshiba appears to have made no attempt to check whether they had understood what they had learned from him.
I remember reading (I believe from G.Shioda's autobiography) about a "test" that Ueshiba gave him. The description of this "test" is quite interesting, in that it did not focus on the forms of waza, but rather, on the response to I believe grabs and pushes. There seemed to be a focus on the kinds of things Akuzawa, Dan H., and Mike S. speak of. There was also a weapons portion, but that is not of as much interest here. I wonder...do you recall the "test" I am speaking of? I don't have my resources handy, but I will try to find the quote soon.

Best Always,
Ron (I miss being thrown by you...time for a refresher??? )

Ron Tisdale
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