Re: Ellis Amdur's Post on Aikido Journal
That sounds like a clear statement that while he had learned "true budo" from Takeda, the insight that led to "aikido" as a distinct art was a direct result of his connection with Deguchi and Oomoto.
And he makes the point in a way that diminishes neither Deguchi nor Takeda, nor their respective teachings.
You might consider it was only after Takeda's prolonged visit at Ayabe that Ueshiba learned "Aiki" because he was ready. And it was after this earned a teaching certificate. It was Deguchi who was so impressed by ...Takeda...that he suggested -Takeda- change the name of the art to Daito ryu Aikijujutsu.
Last edited by DH : 07-31-2007 at 08:04 PM.