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Old 02-22-2012, 12:51 PM   #9
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Re: Kiichi Hogen and the Secret of Aikido

Hi Guys
I don't think Chris's blogs -like Ellis's book- was ever meant to conclusively prove anything, but rather to highlight facts and spur research.
There is a way to take it a step further:
  • Detail the writings and sayings of Morihei Ueshiba for what they were; direct quotes of Chinese internal principles.
  • Then directly correlate or establish those same saying to the internal work in the Chinese arts.
  • Then demonstrate their use and what they actually mean in aikido.

This has never been done before by anyone capable of the work. I have not read of, met or seen any Japanese Shihan capable of the fullness of this endeavor. In fact due to the requirements inherent in the work, I think it is best left to westerners and it is heavily in process.

Dan
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