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Old 06-23-2007, 04:24 PM   #7
Marc Abrams
Dojo: Aikido Arts of Shin Budo Kai/ Bedford Hills, New York
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Re: Evaluation of "Spirit of Aikido"

Chris:

My teacher, like yours also left with Tohei. Imaizumi Sensei (as written in the Aikido Journal interviews) noted that Doshu-2 made it a point to attempt to rewrite history and essentially attempt to not appropriately note the contributions that Tohei Sensei made, particularly as it related to the spread of Aikido to the United States in the revisions of the books. This pattern simply spoke for itself.

I think that O'Sensei's writings and the writings and words of those who studied directly with him, leave a powerful legacy to which we continually have to work to live up to in our practice and teaching of
Aikido.

Marc Abrams
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