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Old 08-09-2011, 10:02 AM   #8
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Re: The Descent of Aiki

I'm not in this discussion but let's try to keep a little intellectual rigour.

Hundreds of thousands or millions of people doing the art you founded is an exceptional legacy for a teacher. Who has established that Morihei Ueshiba was not a good teacher? Whether you like his style is not a criterion.

Also deciding if music is good or not based on its purpose is not serious. The lightest piece Mozart dashed off for a fee or for a patron would be better than a second-rate composer's religious hymn or love song.

And that would be self-proclaimed experts.

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