Thread: Ueshiba's Aiki
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Old 11-09-2011, 01:37 AM   #51
Tim Ruijs
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Re: Ueshiba's Aiki

Matt Morris wrote: View Post
However it is human nature to develop and change something to our own way of liking. I would like to think that most wise old men would understand this. If O'Sensei couldn't, and demanded that things be done his way forever then he lacked understanding of this part of human nature.
Teachers would however like to see that the essence of their teachings is present after the students 'made it their own'...
Perhaps Ueshiba did not see that....

In a real fight:
* If you make a bad decision, you die.
* If you don't decide anything, you die.
Aikido teaches you how to decide.