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Old 09-25-2013, 11:04 AM   #33
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Re: Osensei's Feet of Clay

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Thomas Madden wrote: View Post
I don't think the fact that only a handful of his early students ever APPROACHED his level of skill ( never mind us guys!) could ever be considered a good thing.
That, of course, presumes that one believes that Ueshiba's skill has not and is unlikely to be achieved.

We can never truly know, certainly, but the more experienced I get, the more I understand principles, the more video I watch and then contrast and compare to old footage (particularly when slowed down to the correct speed), the more I am inclined to believe that Ueshiba's skill level, while very good, is highly exaggerated and has long since been surpassed, maybe even by a lot, by a number of people (and probably was even while he was still alive).

And.

Big deal.

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