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Old 03-22-2013, 04:29 AM   #2
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Re: The transmission of aikido

David Yap wrote: View Post
"Imitate me as I imitate O sensei. Understand me as I understand O Sensei."

If the above statement was made by a direct student of O Sensei, who do you think is best qualified to make that statement? Why?

Thanks for sharing your thought.


David Y
Well, any of his students would be qualified to make it, but it would carry a different connotation for each. For example, from Nishio sensei it would mean "don't imitate me" but from Saito sensei, it would mean "imitate me".

Don't mean to disparage Nishio-sensei, by the way. Just making the point that instead of direct imitation, he found his own way a bit.
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