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Old 03-26-2013, 07:14 AM   #20
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Re: The transmission of aikido

Dan Richards wrote: View Post

Has there been any correlations between a more free, spontaneous improvisational Takemusu Aiki and American jazz? Because they both came of age at around the same time. Similar to Lee's JKD approach. It's as if the middle of the 20th century went through a big "ha" stage, breaking with outer form, and then moving into ri. Even Ueshiba's later Takemusu Tsunamori seems to have corresponded with others in art, fashion, lifestyle, spiritual approaches. LSD even came of age during that time. And there again, more of that German (and Swiss) engineering that so heavily affected and influenced what became modern aikido. Any discussions along those lines somewhere?
ever heard of cum hoc ergo propter hoc? essentially, the sounds one makes when one chokes on a KFC chicken bone.

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