Re: Pre War Aikido, 1930 through Iwama period
Let me ask your questions back to you, framed in a different way.
Ueshiba Morihei studied Daito ryu under Takeda Sokaku. Ueshiba's main and primary martial art was Daito ryu. So, to ask your questions,
What made it OK for Ueshiba to break away from O sensei Takeda, thus ceasing transmission?
If Takeda is the founder, why is it OK for Ueshiba to reduce the curriculum?
If Takeda is the founder, why is it OK for Ueshiba to add spiritual Ki to the curriculum?
If Takeda is the founder, why was it OK for one of his chosen successors (that would be Ueshiba) to not to honor Takeda but instead break off on his (Ueshiba's) own?
Was Takeda the founder? I thought he was merely the next successor.