Peter Rehse (PeterR) wrote:
The spiritual essence of Aikido????
I might be off the thread. I humbly apologize.
A few years ago, an international renowned shihan visited my country for a seminar and yudansha gradings for an organisation which he was (still is) the Technical Director. A 2nd dan with 15+ of training sat for the 3rd dan exam. He did what we thought was flawless free flowing aikido. He failed. Reason given: "Techniques lack the essence of Aikido".
Coming from this world renowned Shihan, what this means?