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Old 06-27-2013, 12:06 PM   #23
Chris Li
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Re: Competition

Corky Quakenbush wrote: View Post

Other than that I take from it that those interested in competing are not interested in what Osensei called "true budo."
I think that it's fairly clear that he was opposed to competitive matches for a number of reasons.

OTOH, there are a lot of things that he said and did that people don't really pay much attention to, and even Ueshiba can certainly be mistaken in his reasoning, so I don't think it follows that people who are involved in competitive matches are necessarily uninterested in "true budo".

I think that they are making an argument for a different methodology, perhaps, but that doesn't make them oblivious to his goals.



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