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Old 09-25-2012, 11:12 AM   #57
Gerardo Torres
Location: SF Bay Area
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 197
Re: Sumo: light vs heavy and IS?

Chris Hein wrote: View Post

Most of the Aikido world doesn't call Aiki what you guys do.
The same "Aikido world" whose top teachers said they "did not know what O Sensei was talking about" (and went on to spread his art anyway), cannot do what O Sensei did, and who got told by O Sensei they were not doing his aikido and did not understand core principles like in-yo. Here the status quo doesn't exactly provide a very convincing argument of understanding aiki as the founder did (we keep bowing to a picture of the founder so I assume it is the aiki he did we're interested in, not some number of made-up definitions of aiki).
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