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Old 07-14-2007, 12:21 AM   #72
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Re: Aikido Techniques are Weapons Techniques

Paul Sanderson-Cimino wrote: View Post
Agreed. I myself am VERY curious about what Ueshiba himself actually practiced.
I don't think it is that much of a mystery. We have Tomiki, Shioda, and Saito sensei (who are pretty well documented and have published materials available) as well as two illustrated texts (Budo Renshu and Budo) that give a pretty good indication of the content and focus of that era of aikido when Ueshiba oversaw training. Couple that with video and text records of DR's Hiden Mokuroku and a pretty clear picture is possible at least academically.

As for the viability of publishing the Noma photos, I don't think idle curiosity would be enough to make it economically viable.

Out of curiosity I pulled down my copy of Budo and it has 50+ pages of Noma photos with an average of 5-6 per page. That should be plenty to satisfy the curiosity of most. Moreover it's only $17 new and it can often be found discounted for half that. Really no excuse for not owning a copy.

Last edited by Walker : 07-14-2007 at 12:25 AM. Reason: punctuation

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