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Old 02-24-2009, 05:43 AM   #61
Mary Eastland
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Re: Underqualified Sensei

John Riggs wrote: View Post
In an interview I read with Tohei some time back, he states the only thing he learned from O'Sensei was to relax. Is that what "he got"? I felt the comment was disparaging but perhaps I missed the point.
What a gift that Tohei learned to relax.....from Ueshiba.
Learning to relax is a major hurdle. Without relaxtion all you have is muscle and control.
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