Steven Miranda wrote:
As for Tohei Sensei's teaching, well, I've actually practiced in his system and don't recall ever hearing or practicing anything that would help my phsysical movements in all directions. Lots of seiza and breathing practice. Though I'm sure it was just the dojo that I would visit when traveling to their area and not Tohei's teaching itself.
As someone on the outside who can't be affected by Aikido Politics (TM), I would sort of dispassionately opine that whatever Tohei knows he doesn't teach it all. And as it filters downhill, it attrites. At least something is taught that is useful and gradually enough knowledge will accumulate that these skills will become better known.