Thread: Ueshiba's Aiki
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Old 11-14-2011, 03:24 PM   #276
Ken McGrew
Dojo: Aikido at UAB
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Join Date: May 2006
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Re: Ueshiba's Aiki

Katherine Derbyshire wrote: View Post
Accusing Dan -- who claims no rank in Daito Ryu -- of spearheading a conspiracy to infiltrate aikido is hardly a typo. Too ridiculous to deserve comment, but not a typo. If you don't want to be held accountable for accusations like that one, don't make them.

It's not a conspiracy. It's an 8 stage process that he outlined. He is restoring Aikido to the pre-war glory of whatever. This is an old argument rehashed in new language. This is Daito-ryu, Yoshinkan, Saito Sensei all making the old claims about "modern" Aikido being fake, Etc.

The things that you take to be fake are the parts that O Sensei added to make Aikido different and better, not worse.