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Old 08-18-2008, 11:11 AM   #23
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Re: Aikido "Action Cut" Video with Matsuoka Sensei

Fred Little wrote: View Post
Hiya Mark:

Whatever else one might say about the Shioda clip, I think that the greater portion of Dan's original post on this thread is quite applicable to the "weapons work" on display in it:

Since Shioda (as we have been told many, many times) trained in Daito Ryu, was licensed in Daito Ryu, developed his fundamental skills in Daito Ryu, and is widely touted as an exemplar of the internal skills that are found in Daito Ryu, one might wonder if we should take the clip as compelling evidence that we should "dismiss (Daito Ryu)'s use of weapons" and regard it as 'foundationally flawed it its approach."


Hi Fred!

Well, Shioda was certainly "tainted" or "corrupted" by Ueshiba. So, I wouldn't go so far as to flaw Daito ryu all by itself. I mean, Ueshiba has to have at least 50% of the blame.
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