But that applies to everything
in Aikido today, since none
of it has gone through an academic peer review process, including the statements by direct students of Ueshiba - many of which are contradictory.
Are you saying that people like Mitsugi Saotome, who certainly make declarative statements about Ueshiba, "look like a passionate eccentric" and are "taking advantage of mentally susceptible people"?
I know a lot of the folks that train with Dan - and they're not a mentally susceptible group of idiots who are being taken advantage of - I don't even see myself that way, although my wife might
Yeah that came out wrong. I was referring more to the highly intelligent, hard working sort of susceptible but that's still a pretty dick thing to throw out. Sorry for the rudeness.