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Old 09-25-2013, 01:23 AM   #25
Chris Li
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Re: Osensei's Feet of Clay

Mark Mitchell wrote: View Post
I was a white belt when Osensei was alive and aikido was One. There wasn't all these schools and politically bs that happen.
It was only "one" in a certain view from the United States - things started splitting in Japan even before the war (when there was plenty of political bs), and the post-war opening of Aikido by the Aikikai was spurred in no small part by competition from the rising popularity of the Yoshinkan in the early 1950's. There really was no golden age free from politics and ego - that's just the way people are, I guess.



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