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Old 10-30-2012, 03:55 PM   #37
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Re: Ueshiba the monomaniac?

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Christopher Li wrote: View Post
Nobody, except the people not actually involved in the training, has said that internals are all about reducing things to a simple physical practice.
Dan very clearly bifurcated Ueshiba's pursuits between budo and spiritual stuff, and stated that the spiritual stuff is useless to the attainment of the IS/IP/Aiki/Glow. I think that misses the point in a similar manner to Mark Murray's original post which characterizes Ueshiba, Kodo, Takeda, and Sagawa together as men who trained assiduously for "martial power" to the exclusion of many other things.
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