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Old 08-23-2004, 10:51 AM   #19
Charles Hill
Dojo: Numazu Aikikai/Aikikai Honbu Dojo
Location: Three Lakes WI/ Mishima Japan
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 837
Re: Blindly searching for the path of Aikido

Hi Peter,

After O'Sensei got back from the Mongolia/China debacle with Onisaburo Deguchi, he reportedly got much more intense, more martial. According to the various sources, the life and death experiences definitely changed him but not to become softer. The video you have is probably the one of when he was in his fifties. If it is an earlier film, you have a real treasure, please share!

Charles Hill
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