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Old 12-26-2012, 08:27 AM   #83
Dojo: Aiki Kurabu
Location: Elizabethtown, PA
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Re: Multiple attackers, using their idea of what is happening against them

Jason Casteel wrote: View Post
If people want to call that misdirection and "catching" someone or their intent "aiki" why not just let them do it? Ueshiba didn't really seem to care too much as he did it himself and to some degree he seemed to approve of people practicing with that intention.
You are right, there is no reason why people cannot have their own view of aiki - the hard part for the IP/IS group is that they all have had similar views on aiki as the other parties, but now have experienced something different that explains (and can show) the unusual power of Ueshiba where their former views did not - it is hard not to share this so others have the option of learning more about it.