Aviv Goldsmith (Aviv) wrote:
I've been training Iwama-Style Aikido since 1986 and have never heard those words from Saito Sensei, his son, or any senior Iwama-Style instructor.
I have, directly from Morihiro Saito's mouth. Things like "This is the way that they do it in Tokyo, and it's wrong", and "Tokyo is killing Aikido". Not surprisingly, I've heard similar things from Hitohiro and other Iwama instructors - water (or whatever) runs downhill.