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Old 09-03-2011, 01:54 PM   #173
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Re: philosophical or practical martial art?

Matthew Gano wrote: View Post
Hi Mark,
After reading this article posted in another thread I thought instantly of your recent remarks to me. Here Nidai Doshu seems to describe, in what seems like fairly clear terms, the direction in which his efforts went.
Just because Modern Aikido is different than Ueshiba's aikido, doesn't mean that one can trivialize Modern Aikido (I know you aren't). Millions of people have given it life and purpose. The real and true founder is Kisshomaru Ueshiba. I really think people don't give him enough credit. It should be his portrait up there with his father's in most dojos. Or Tohei's portrait with Ueshiba's for other dojos. Those two did far, far more for Modern Aikido than Morihei Ueshiba ever did. Different does not equate to wrong or bad in the eyes of the world.

Where I tend to focus is to show that Morihei Ueshiba's aikido *is* different than Modern Aikido.
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