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Old 03-06-2005, 05:24 PM   #21
tedehara
 
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Re: Ki Usage and O-Sensei: A Question

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Mike Sigman wrote:
How do you know these things, Ted? How do you know that his explanations weren't partially the product of his getting older and perhaps infirm? Some of his uchi-deshi have said that some of O-Sensei's speech and actions reflected his getting older. For instance when he gave a 10th dan to the woman dancer, some of the rambling speeches, etc. I leave open a lot of possibilities, but I wasn't there and neither were you, I think.
It seems that you're running around the block when you can just walk around to corner to get to your destination. If you honestly believe that O Sensei's age was a factor in his speech and action, run with that. Develop it into something functional and useful to us all.
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Mike Sigman wrote:
...All I'm saying is that there are more common-sensical approaches than "relax" and 4 unexplained statements.
I think you have described your situation nicely, but not mine.

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