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Old 08-14-2011, 07:12 PM   #16
Mike Sigman
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Re: When is Aikido a Non-Aikido martial art?

Matt Morris wrote: View Post
From everything I know O'Sensei was far more spiritual than Martial, and unless you are like him you will never "get" what he did.
Unless this sort of "black is really white if you look at it in the right light" type of comment is laid to rest by more of Aikido enthusiasts, it will gradually kill Aikido. BTW... Ueshiba was pretty darned irrascible, according to most of the records, so where the "spiritual" focus comes from, without caveat, is sort of dumbfounding.

Ueshiba's reputation was made on his martial prowess, not on his spirituality.

Mike Sigman
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