"Hidden in Plain Sight" - Shinkage ryu menkyo
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01-27-2010, 04:06 PM
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Re: "Hidden in Plain Sight" - Shinkage ryu menkyo
I find it doubtful that any Yagyu Shinkage-ryu muto-dori got integrated into modern aikido. I just saw a rather interesting embu of Yagyu Shinkage-ryu a few weeks ago and they did some muto-dori. It looks nothing like what I've seen any aikido group do. It looks a lot like the Yagyu kodachi kata. The kamae (kurai in Yagyu?) and taisabaki were completely different than aikido I've seen. If Ueshiba sensei learned the muto-dori of Yagyu Shinkage-ryu I don't think it had much influence on what he did.
No, not merely "symbolic."
I have previously noted these functional correspondences and
, which we have discussed before
relating to the Yagyu
as it may have been adapted into parts of aikido. You did not -- then --
give me any credence for noting them
-- but perhaps you will revisit those points also when you have a chance..
as part of his influence
-- Aikido Journal
that O Sensei was granted a Yagyu menkyo kaiden by Masakatsu Nakai in 1908 in Sakai City -- who reputedly was proficient in both
Many sources attribute Ueshiba's menkyo kaiden to him and assert it was
Perhaps not -- or perhaps both.
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