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Old 10-22-2012, 09:44 AM   #209
Carl Thompson
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Re: VoE: AWASE - The Principle of AIKI

David Soroko wrote: View Post
I think that I don't understand what you mean by "the elephant", could you explain?
Maybe this elephant?

The founder's thinking changed over the years between the time he started teaching aikido and later in his life, so naturally the kinds of movements he used also changed. There are very few people who had direct contact with him over the span of several decades, so in many ways it's like that old story of the three blind men all feeling different parts of an elephant and giving different descriptions of what an elephant is. In that sense, I wonder if there is anyone at all who understands O-Sensei's greatness completely.
from Hiroshi Isoyama Shihan
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