Re: The transmission of aikido
Well as virtually all of them said they didn't understand him that makes it an even more interesting proposition.
There was one however who followed some kind of 'traditional' responsibility I remember reading somewhere. That was of passing on the exact copy (xerox) of what Ueshiba said and as far as I can tell did so until he himself passed away.
I often wondered why he wasn't quoted very often by the big voices in the Aikido field.
Anyway even he said he didn't understand a lot of what Ueshiba said but nonetheless would pass it on as a duty and replicate as best he could. His name was Hikitsuchi Sensei.