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Old 01-24-2001, 10:17 AM   #40
andrew
Dojo: NUI, Galway Aikido Club.
Location: Galway, Ireland.
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[quote]Aikilove wrote:
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He trained sumo and kenjutsu before even meeting Takeda.
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I've trained aikido and kung fu. So what?
andrew
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Andrew, In my statement I just replied your statement of you don't finding any record of O-senseis previous skilles of budo. And I believe Jim23 made it even clearer that O-sensei studied a bunch of jiujutsu and kenjutsu styles before Daitoryu. [/b]
Here, look, there's a difference between being skilled and being renowned as such. Ueshiba was known for his physical strength at that time, but not as a master of the martial arts. That is my point. My own sensei is quite skilled, but he's known as a guy who does aikido to other martial artists, not as a renowned undefeatable master of budo to the general populace.

For the sake of topic, he _was_ supposed to be very skilled with bayonet while in the army.. (Are those still used?)
andrew
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