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Old 05-31-2007, 09:04 AM   #25
George S. Ledyard
 
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Re: Video of O'Sensei when he was younger.

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Robert John wrote: View Post
I'll add another to that then. Dunno if it should be classified as "better" though ^^;
http://youtube.com/watch?v=QvWiYcxTm2A

I'm sure there's a fair number of Angier nutriders out there. But its for good reason if you got an eye for good posture etc. Especially considering the guy was in his thirties in this vid...

I talked to a japanese teacher a couple of months ago who saw this clip and said it was kind of disconcerting Angier moved better back then and even more correctly than 90% of the current so called traditional teachers of Jujutsu/Aiki/Kenjutsu what have you out here in modern day Japan.

Ueshiba was just a guy who trained hard and had more than half a brain on his shoulders
Nuff said.
I've trained with a lot of great folks over the years but none was better than Angier Sensei. I have grabbed him with all my power only to have him drop me on my butt and I never felt anything. He has the most effortless technique I have ever encountered. Truly amazing skills.

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