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Old 02-27-2012, 09:22 AM   #11
Chris Li
 
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Re: Morihei Ueshiba, Budo and Kamae

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I think that it's important for people to realize that any translation (mine included) is going to be filtered through the lens of that translator's opinions and knowledge. In other words, you can never really trust a translation 100%, although of course some translations will have more obvious problems than others.

There's a real problem in Aikido in that many translations are accepted without translation, and without even consideration of the possibility that things were missed.

Of course, the problem exists on the Japanese side as well - you can see that in the many uchi-deshi who stated flat out that they didn't understand what the Founder was talking about.

Best,

Chris
Oops, I meant "accepted without question".

Best,

Chris

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