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Old 09-23-2009, 01:38 PM   #65
Ellis Amdur
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Re: "Hidden in Plain Sight" - Takeda Sokaku

Mark - so much we don't know - and will never know. He had other close students, so he didn't need Hisa, per se. I would speculate that part of it was spiting Ueshiba, and part, quite simply, was a money and prestige issue.
As for him being "surly or mean during that period," - nah, now you are reaching. He was ALWAYS surly and mean.

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