Thread: Ueshiba's Aiki
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Old 11-17-2011, 03:47 PM   #535
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Re: Ueshiba's Aiki

Mary Eastland wrote: View Post
I wonder if Takeda leaving Ueshiba crying in the corner helped Ueshiba develop Aikido as I understand it.
I don't believe the "crying in a corner" story at all. It came from a Takeda partisan passed, passed down through several people. Kisshomaru, I believe, has his own story of their meeting and I don't believe that one either. I think the plain story is interesting enough: young budo wanna-be meets master who knocks his tabi off. Life is transformed. History is made. No snark necessary.