Re: Tanaka Bansen
Peter - I always found situations like that to be a fun challenge. How can I simultanteously maintain my integrity (manifesting what I'd already learned) and pay my respects to the teacher I was visiting (by being willing to learn something new and different).
On another matter, I think you are absolutely right - I marvel at K. Ueshiba's "power." We spend a lot of time on this site talking about "aiki," and what makes one the "strongest," but Ueshiba K. manifested "aiki" as a general rather than as an individual - rather than being the strongest fighter, he had the "gravity" to keep the strongest - at least most of them - somehow in an orbit around him.