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Old 06-24-2008, 07:30 AM   #10
Gernot Hassenpflug
Dojo: Aunkai, Tokyo
Join Date: Jun 2005
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Re: Long road vs short road to ki power (aiki, internal strength...)

Rob Liberti wrote: View Post
I believe the answer is that Osensei was disallowed from showing the solo exercises that he learned in DR. That kind of approach has made it to the States in various forms and has been producing impressive results.
If that belief could be substantiated, that would be an impressive breakthrough in understanding the spread of aikido and its development as a MMA---mass martial art :-)

I for example still don't get what the difference is between aikido and its parent art: perhaps the answer is so simple---a "martially diminished" form that was permitted to be propagated to the public intertwined a spirituality in line with O-Sensei's philosophy of moral education? [aside: if O-Sensei was not permitted to reveal many things he had learnt, are his successors bound by the same mores?]

Rob Liberti wrote: View Post
The approach was good enough for him, but not for us? Not buying
Sorry, I don't understand. What do you mean here?

Last edited by Gernot Hassenpflug : 06-24-2008 at 07:39 AM.
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