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Old 03-25-2013, 02:34 PM   #5
Chris Li
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Re: Kokyu - Ueshiba vs. Sagawa

Dan Richards wrote: View Post
If we're looking for "roots" I'd say Ueshiba was showing more CMA than DR. CMA has Aiki. DR didn't have Aiki - even in it's name - until Ueshiba used it and Takeda coped it.
Dan, that's just incorrect - there are written instances of the word "Aiki" in Daito-ryu from before Ueshiba ever met Takeda.

Takeda used it, Ueshiba copied it - and went his own way, which is fine, but it's important to get the order correct.



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