Thread: Aikido Frauds
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Old 12-21-2004, 06:20 PM   #50
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Re: Aikido Frauds

Mark Mueller wrote:
FWIW who gave O'Sensei his rankings in Aikido?....once again he created his own art and placed himself at the top...not as much difference as we might think....
IIRC, founders and their progeny typically have no rank. This includes the 2nd and 3rd Doshu, too.

Christopher Li wrote:
I'm not arguing against your point, but Sokaku Takeda gave kyoju dairi certification to some thirty people - so it wasn't all that rare after all.
Chris, wasn't kyoju dairi the highest rank Takeda gave at the time UM received it? Didn't Hisa, or someone around Hisa, talk Takeda into giving menkyo kaiden?


Don J. Modesto
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