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Old 03-25-2013, 08:23 PM   #9
Dan Richards
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Re: Kokyu - Ueshiba vs. Sagawa

Christopher Li wrote: View Post
You're talking about Aiki in use as a part of the name of the art.
Yes, I was.
Ueshiba didn't invent or originate Aiki.
Yes, I was aware of that, too.

What I was pointing out was that uke, in both pictures, look quite different. Sagawa appears to be deflating his uke. Ueshiba appears to be inflating uke. Both using fire, so to speak. One to burn the house down. The other to start a campfire and roast marshmellows.

[ BTW, Marc, I'm quite aware who Chris is. That's why I asked him.]

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