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Old 01-07-2013, 08:22 AM   #34
Ellis Amdur
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Re: Morihei Ueshiba's Use of the Term "Aiki"

Phi - It's not true, in general regarding Asian traditional martial arts (in the two koryu I'm licensed, the names chosen for waza or kata have multi-layered meanings).
And in regards to Ueshiba, it's definitely not true.
You are asserting that Ueshiba meant nothing by his spiritual references. That is not born out by the facts. Terry Dobson described traveling with him and he stated that every night he spent the bulk of the night praying.

Phi, sometimes you try too hard to be funny.

Ellis Amdur

Last edited by Ellis Amdur : 01-07-2013 at 08:25 AM.

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