Ian Dodkins (ian) wrote:
Therefore the real test (of a good teacher) is, did any of his students exceed him? I don't believe they did.
As far as I am aware, no one was trained like he was trained. In particular, Daito Ryu, Omote ideals and if we are to believe the speculation, Bagua.
The internal aspects of Aikido are not very well taught in my opinion, compared to lets say, Tai Chi.
There is so much lost it just puts a question mark over everything. But then again, O'sensei was the only person who practised Aikido, and people just try and copy that without having gone through his prior training. It's just interpretations, but it's all we have.