Re: Transmission, Inheritance, Emulation 7
You make an interesting point. However, I would think that there are very few Japanese indeed who would claim to 'fully understand' aikido and they are being truthful, not modest.
In one sense, the spread of aikido abroad has been the spread of the omote of aikido. The ura has been kept carefully hidden and perhaps this is something people have to find out for themselves. For me, discovering this was a personal mission. As another way of putting this, discovering what the war did to Hiroshima has a parallel in discovering what the war did to aikido.
I think this has nothing--and everything--to do with training.
Last edited by Peter Goldsbury : 07-05-2008 at 06:17 AM.