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Old 07-22-2008, 10:51 AM   #16
John Brockington
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Re: Transmission, Inheritance, Emulation 8

Professor Goldsbury-

Thank you so much for the recommendation, I will try to track down Shishida's book/thesis today. To echo the opinion of others in this thread, your scholarly efforts to de-mythologize aikido are admirable and certainly worthy of publication. Of course, it is probably easier to market (and believe in) a myth rather than a man,
so you will meet resistance from some quarters, but not from here.

If one considers the rumblings of discontent among some of those who feel that the general practice of aikido is technically lacking, at the same time that the "spiritual basis" and historical underpinning component is being questioned by others, it makes for an incendiary scenario in the aikido world, almost a revolu........

John
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