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Old 09-28-2010, 02:23 PM   #52
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Re: Where Did Ueshiba Morihei's Training Go?

Dan Harden wrote: View Post
It could equally be said that Ushiba was trying to free their minds.....
I was recently told by someone (this is a third party repeating the comments one of Morihei Ueshiba's uchideshi made on the subject to him) that the reason both Tohei and Hikitsuchi Sensei received 10th Dan was because they had "freed themselves from the confines of their own minds". Whatever that means.

Dan Harden wrote: View Post
.....Yet it is worth noting that it appears the one student who pursued the path of IP/aiki, Tohei, was recognized and given a "finished" diploma 10th dan.
I think it might be worth considering what Hikitsuchi and he had in common, it was obviously something O Sensei considered important, given what I said above.


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