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Old 09-25-2013, 12:04 AM   #24
AikidoDog
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Re: Osensei's Feet of Clay

I was a white belt when Osensei was alive and aikido was One. There wasn't all these schools and politically bs that happen. he was an inspiration and simply human. Maybe not such a great teacher but an inspiration as his students fumbled around for the teaching. Tohei was the head guy and most responsible for creating aikido in America in the 60's and its amazing to me how he isn't acknowledged enough by the current hot shot teachers. for some his message of aiki was too much, too soft, and they couldn't really do it., Osensei was probably more of an artist than a leader.
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