Peter A Goldsbury
PAG. This is a very attractive view. In the two biographies we have of Ueshiba (Kisshomaru Ueshiba's and Kanemoto Sunadomari's), there is constant emphasis placed on Ueshiba's own personal training regime, which was there right from the very beginning and which was refined as he went along. However, and I have heard this from Kisshomaru directly, he appears never to have systematized this for teaching purposes and thus his students 'got' it, only to the extent that they were able to realize for themselves the importance of what he was doing: what lay behind the waza he was constantly showing.
I've read a similar thing elsewhere, but can't remember where or who wrote it (Most likely it was either you or Ellis). And although we know that Ueshiba had his own personal regime, I don't think I've ever seen anyone state what it was. Does anyone know what that personal regime was?