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Old 05-29-2012, 12:09 PM   #3
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Re: Lifting the Veil: Aikido Opens to the World

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Jason Casteel wrote: View Post
nice work Chris, as usual. Out of curiosity, do you know roughly when Ueshiba started saying that aiki(do) was for everyone?
Hmm, I'd have to look around to see if that's really documented anywhere - my feeling is that the opening is more of the result of pressure from Kisshomaru than anything Morihei initiated. Of course, the "arms race" started by the Yoshinkan (it actually started with a very successful public demonstration by Gozo Shioda in 1954) provided a lot of the initial impetus.

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Chris

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