View Single Post
Old 12-27-2009, 04:01 PM   #11
  AikiWeb Forums Contributing Member
crbateman's Avatar
Location: Orlando, FL
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 1,479
Re: Fact or Fiction (of Morihei Ueshiba's Life)

Wearing my cynic cap today... Here's an example of why there are not many real answers: One group of people claims O'Sensei could dodge bullets... Another group says that's a fabrication. Both sides believe they are right, and both cite hearsay evidence. The only real fact is that whether he could or could not does not affect our training, as we are not teaching or being taught how to dodge bullets now. What is more relevant than what O'Sensei achieved is what we can achieve. I enjoy the stories as much as anyone, but sometimes a cake is just a cake. The mythology often needs to be de-emphasized.
  Reply With Quote