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Old 04-14-2013, 12:03 PM   #5
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Re: Has anyone surpassed O'Sensei?

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Robert M Watson Jr wrote: View Post
If only osensei killed them all on film nobody would wonder ...

A martial art that transcends fighting ... what do you suppose it is supposed to look like?
how does Ueshiba's demonstration in this video transcend fighting?

Aikido eschews competition because competition creates conflict and ego. Aikido eschews violence because it believes in restoring harmony and protecting life rather than killing life. But does that mean that Aikido cannot respond to a realistic attack? Does that mean Aikido techniques don't hurt when pressure tested in a real assault?
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