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Old 04-26-2012, 11:19 AM   #98
Mark Harrington
Dojo: Aikido Arnis of Farmville
Location: Greenville, NC
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 16
Aikido's spiritual underpinnings

Ted Ehara wrote: View Post
Kototama also appeared in William Gleason's book, The Spiritual Foundations of Aikido.
I am currently reading this book and trying gain what insight I can in to his view of O'Sensei and Aikido. It's clear that O'Sensei was motivated throughout his life by a spiritual quest. Coming from outside Japan and trying to understand the concepts he was working with may be beyond me.

Meanwhile, can I move my feet correctly, maintain my center, and execute a kokyu-nage?
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