How old was Takeda when he got his teeth knocked out? People with teeth missing can still smile while keeping the mouth closed.
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.
This is absolutely false post-war.
We 'd (me anyway) all like to know your references
And source materials for the above opinion(s)