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Old 03-10-2013, 10:44 AM   #7
Mert Gambito
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 202
Re: Moriteru Ueshiba v Christian Tissier

From separate Aikido Journal interviews:

Moriteru Ueshiba wrote:
[My father, Kisshomaru Ueshiba,] always did make a point to give me certain pieces of advice while I was out on the mat, for example, to always perform my techniques cleanly and carefully, to keep my hips down, and to make my movements large.
Christian Tissier wrote:
The essence of Budo is the absence of openings, waki ga nai, which means never leaving an opening, either through our actions or our words. . . . [w]hat interests me most is being able to practice with people whose codes are different from mine and to make it work nonetheless! That is precisely why I like to practice with people I don't know, beginners, tall people, big people, karateka, judoka and so on.

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