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Old 03-05-2013, 10:54 PM   #33
graham christian
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Re: The Empty Body

Christopher Li wrote: View Post
I think that it's clear that Tohei felt that much of Tempu's work elucidated what he had seen from Ueshiba.

OTOH, coordination of body and mind is a phrasing that predates Tohei's involvement with the Tempukai, and even predates Tohei - Ueshiba mentioned it several times in the 1938 manual Budo (in the very same context that Tohei used it in), which was published two years before Tohei even started Aikido.

What's your source for arguing that those principles came from Tempu and Tempu alone?


Ahh, come on Chris, you know me, I'm not into your kind of debating, don't have that sort of mind.

Call it mind and body coordination or unification or whatever else fits. Point out Someone else said it before him and I'll say someone else said it way back when and that would be true also.

So I would be honored if you wouldn't say I said 'alone'. Plus I don't use the word Tempu either.

Nothing can be equated with 'alone' in this world so I don't get where you're coming from.

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