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Old 07-01-2009, 07:49 AM   #25
Erick Mead
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Re: Transmission, Inheritance, Emulation 13

Peter A Goldsbury wrote: View Post
Hello Raul,

I spent a few hours at the Hombu Dojo yesterday and this included a number of conversations with Doshu.

At one point we discussed aikido history and the present situation, especially the difference between Morihei Ueshiba's worldview and Doshu's own. I can tell you that Doshu laughed aloud at the prospect of a novel full of juicy murders at a summer training seminar. He also laughingly suggested that I should perhaps have it published posthumously, but he promised to read it very carefully and work out for himself who all the fictional characters really were/are.

So, my motivation has been 'renewed'.

Obviously, it has to be ghost-written --- by Mitsugu Saotome.


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