Robert Cronin (BC) wrote:
Based upon my limited knowledge, I think I would have been much more terrified to receive techniques from Sokaku Takeda than Morihei Ueshiba O Sensei.
I think I remember another story about when Sokaku Takeda came to visit O Sensei once, that O Sensei tried to evade or hide from him. Makes one wonder...
No need to wonder. It seems that Takeda used to spend many months every time at Osensei's home, eat his food, drink his sake, spend his money, and treat him and his wife like servants. It is no wonder if Osensei tried to escape from him. I read somewhere that at one stage, Osensei got so annoyed by Takeda's behaviour that he asked him to leave.