Thread: O'Sensei's bath
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Old 12-05-2011, 03:00 AM   #12
Michael Varin
Dojo: Aikido of Fresno
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 567
Re: O'Sensei's bath

Daniel James wrote:
Perhaps these were the secret dojo(s) of O'Sensei where the art was really transmitted.
Now that you mention it. . . Morihei's aiki abilities were near their peak in the bath. The uchideshi would be reprimanded if they touched the bathwater. Morihei couldn't take a bath if he could feel another person's energy in the water.

Daniel James wrote:
I am hopeful of learning the secrets of towel flicking in the future to develop ma-ai, generation of power etc... as well
Sokaku was apparently a master of this!

"Through aiki we can feel the mind of the enemy who comes to attack and are thus able to respond immediately." - M. Mochizuki
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