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Old 02-22-2012, 08:20 AM   #5
Chris Li
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Re: Kiichi Hogen and the Secret of Aikido

Carsten Möllering wrote: View Post
I am sorry, maybe I'm just stupid, but I don' t see what the quote is, you arer writing about?
What did Kiichi actually say?

Even without getting this, I am deeply convinced that "the things that Ueshiba did, ... were very very old"!
I must be getting very very old - or I shouldn't be posting late at night. Anyway, I added the text of the actual quotation.

What I was hinting at there was that Aikido has traditionally been presented as Something New, a kind of phase change from the past martial arts.

It has also been presented as Something Unique, a different kind of training from all other martial arts.

Morihei Ueshiba encouraged these ideas, I think, as did the people after him.

This post starts to look at some of the things (and there is a lot more) that makes me examine the above ideas more closely.



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