- Some of them did walk away - Inoue, Tomiki, Mochizuki, Shioda all walked away after the war. Shirata almost did, but was begged to stay.
- You don't usually walk out so easily in a Japanese system.
- Most of the folks after the war were young kids and the day to day instruction wasn't performed by Ueshiba anyway.
- Other places aren't necessarily any better.
- Same as today - people don't know what they don't know.
- Love the Kool-Aid!
Hello again Mr. Li. It is nice to read your post. You always have something interesting to say. I believe
Mochizuki was 10 dan in Aikido. I don't think he complained about the Founder communication, did he?
Tomiki was awarded 8th dan, and taught Aikido at Waseda University many years starting his own Aikido association in 1974, right? Did he want to leave Aikido because he felt the Founder was a terrible teacher?
Shioda was 10th dan. Who used aikido effectively is a street fight, won an award for his Aikido demonstration, continued to teach Aikido up until his death. Shidoda could not train under the Founder because of post war economics. Was it because, he felt the Founder was a poor teacher. Shioda left easily.
Inoue helped the Founder with building Aikido, and had a personal disagreement over matters not related to the Founder's quality of teaching. He too left easily.
Shirata was 9th dan, "I want to follow [The Founders] Sensei's footsteps as my life path." Shirata Rinjiro. Surely, he didn't complain, and was very dedicated to the Founder.
The Founder really didn't teach is what your are saying. This means they had to develop their skill on their own? Who was teaching then? You said, the early students where kids being taught by the Founder....could that be the source of complaint. Kids always complaining about their teachers.
It seems Shiriata like the others had confidence in the Founder's ability to teach. At least he felt he was a effective teach to be so dedicated.
Was it really hard to leave a martial in early part of the 20th century, way was that?
Short day, I hope everyone is in good health and wish them good training.