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Old 04-01-2012, 05:29 PM   #120
Chris Li
 
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Re: The Founder's Teaching Ability

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Tom Verhoeven wrote: View Post
I may miscomprehend you here entirely, but are you saying that you saw just about all Aikido teachers in Japan and none of them practiced Aikido?

If so, how did you come to that conclusion?

Best,

Tom
I never said that any of them practiced Aikido.

If you look back at the beginning of the long thread that you have entered at the end (and six months after it started), you will see that it is all about the teaching ability of Ueshiba, and whether he was actually able to transmit his skills consistently (or at all, really).

If he were able to do that then there should have been multiple students after him that reached or exceeded his level. They, in turn, would have students that met or exceeded them, and so on.

I said that I saw a great many of Ueshiba's senior students, and their students in Japan, and that was not, IMO, the case.

If you believe that your teachers are replicating Ueshiba's skills and successfully transmitting them, then great, I hope it works out for you.

Best,

Chris

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