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Old 06-05-2012, 10:16 AM   #10
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Re: Why people don't like Aikikai?

Christopher Li wrote: View Post
That's the other thing of course, the Ueshiba family clearly believes that Aikido is a family art - and that tends to annoy those who have branched out into other organizations.

Personally, I think that it's grown way too large to be controlled/managed in the way that a family art is usually handled, but I'm sure that many people disagree


Hi Chris,
Chris,, the Ueshiba family I would say might well see Aikido as a business first , art later.Certainly any offspring [male ] has a instant promotion to the top spot.A bit like Prince Charles and Wills here in Blighty.Why could I have not been born to such high faluting parents??Cheers, Joe.
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