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Old 04-03-2012, 11:19 PM   #151
Chris Li
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Re: The Founder's Teaching Ability

Tenyu Hamaki wrote: View Post
How old was Takeda when he got his teeth knocked out? People with teeth missing can still smile while keeping the mouth closed.
Whether you can or not is immaterial to the fact that you are self-conscious about it.

Tenyu Hamaki wrote: View Post
That 'picture' looks like Ueshiba pre-war to me, he didn't fully realize Aikido till post-war. I bring up the differences between Ueshiba and Takeda because they had little in common regardless of the opposite being asserted here often.
You're right, it was painted pre-war. OTOH, the last time I saw it was when it was hanging on the wall at Aikikai Hombu (and I'm not that old). Anyway, when it was painted is immaterial to the fact that some people have felt it to be ostentatious, or that such feeling is still immaterial to the subject of this thread.

Tenyu Hamaki wrote: View Post
This is absolutely false post-war.
Well, I disagree, but true or not - it still doesn't have anything to do with Ueshiba's teaching skills.



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