Thread: Aiki no Rentai
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:27 AM   #8
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Re: Aiki no Rentai

Carl Thompson wrote: View Post
Dear Chris

When I read this part of the article... reminded me of this from a while back on another thread:

And also this photo which is on one of the monuments on Ai Road in former-Iwama:

Morihei was pretty rigorous about Asagao, if you watch the old films and pictures. Kisshomaru was too, as far as I recall, although I don't remember him ever mentioning it specifically. Sometimes Kisshomaru would mention "te-gatana" - but people seem to interpret that differently than Asagao.

Saito used to complain about how "some people" held their hands, IIRC.

The background image on is actually a photo of a kimono fabric Asagao pattern.



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