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Old 06-23-2011, 02:05 PM   #5
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Re: What Is Your Frame Of Reference For Understanding Aikido?

From; http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?p=286372

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Greg Steckel wrote: View Post
...... Tohei did not bring ki to Aikido - he brought his own take on it and his own methodology of teaching it, which a lot came from outside the Aikido community. ........
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Greg Steckel wrote: View Post
No one is saying ki and aiki were never in Aikido - Ueshiba had it, but unfortunately, not much of it got passed down. .......
I would disagree that it did not get passed down.

It was passed down.

O'sensei's method of passing down was him being an example and the student emulating what he was doing.

He did not try to find a coherent frame of reference for his students. He used his own frame of reference.

It was and is up to the student to supply their own frame of references to understand.

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