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Old 10-05-2008, 08:18 AM   #21
C. David Henderson
Location: Santa Fe New Mexico
Join Date: Sep 2008
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Re: Did O'Sensei teach any other martial art?

I think we are in danger of taking Ellis' examples out of the context of his original critique. I read it not as an assertion that O Sensei reached some threshold of "species differentiation" from Daito Ryu, which in the case of budo likely would be impossible for us to agree upon. I read it as a reaction to Dan's post, and perhaps as suggesting that it would be more useful for the historical details to speak for themselves with respect to the topic at hand. Am I confused? Wouldn't be the first time, nor the last.

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