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Old 08-14-2012, 06:27 PM   #50
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Re: ki testing...emphasis on both uke and nage getting stronger

Graham Christian wrote:
Ueshiba was martial and when someone can act like him to any degree they can use him as an example. He visited many a dojo and took what he could from each. No challenges, no put downs, no going around saying how useless so and so was. He visited and did as per instructed. If there was something to learn he stayed a while, if not he politely bowed and left.
Christopher Li wrote: View Post
Actually, I can think of a number of disparaging remarks - but maybe he wasn't a "true martial artist".


For example:

"Ueshiba Sensei spoke ill of me until the day he died."

- Koichi Tohei
There's more, of course, like the reasons why Sagawa decided turn down an invitation to teach at Aikikai Hombu Dojo that are public - and a lot more that are private.