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Old 05-30-2010, 10:26 AM   #72
Nicholas Eschenbruch
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Re: The purpose of Aikido?

Mark Murray wrote: View Post
M. Ueshiba learned Takeda's aiki skills and then, because of those skills, it opened a different spiritual door for Ueshiba.
Hi Mark,
Generally, I dont disagree with your balanced appraisal. But the above sentence strikes me as requiring some explanation. "Aiki-skills" TM were the doorway to a "different" spirituality for the founder? What evidence is that based on? Different from what? Would you expand?

Interesting discussion everybody, thanks.

Last edited by Nicholas Eschenbruch : 05-30-2010 at 10:27 AM. Reason: Removed rhethorical question
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