Thread: "Competition"
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:53 PM   #32
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Re: "Competition"

Christopher Li wrote: View Post
That's fine, of course, but that doesn't mean that other people don't have different experiences.

Christopher Li wrote: View Post
It's pretty well documented that Tohei engaged in the match with the full permission of Morihei Ueshiba. No need for imagination.


if you say so, but still, what about the many ways of saying competition is "okay in Aikido" that can be mistranslated into "strictly prohibited?"

If you are saying the Founder of Aikido is guilty of hypocrisy, I wouldn't argue with that - but which do you think he really believed? And if he believed competition in aikido was okay but allowed himself to be quoted in print in a book he conceivably wanted to be seen around the world saying the opposite, that kind of makes the Founder a bull$#!T artist, doesn't it?
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