View Single Post
Old 05-27-2020, 01:10 PM   #1
AikiWeb System
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 1,319
Offline
Article: "Great Aikido - Aikido Greats" by Ellis Amdur

Posted 2020-05-27 12:09:56 by Jun Akiyama
News URL: https://kogenbudo.org/great-aikido-aikido-greats/

Here is a lovely article from Ellis Amdur on his thoughts on what components constitute a "great" practitioner of classical aikido.

From the article: "I wish to tease out the components that I have observed among those who were able to -- and did -- protect their training hall against dojo breakers or people who challenged them on the mat, striving to embarrass them or worse; those who handled taryujiai; and those who had or have a particular brilliance that has garnered them true respect, not only among other aikidoka, but among practitioners of other martial arts as well. I am making as clear a distinction as I can between the excellent aikido practitioner, whatever their rank and true virtuosos."

___________________
~~~ To submit a news item to AikiWeb's front page, click here. ~~~
  Reply With Quote