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Old 05-10-2011, 02:16 AM   #90
Carsten Möllering
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Re: Three Levels of Aikido

Lee Crockett wrote: View Post
Im not going to respond to the points individually.
I didn't expect you would. That's how I chose my questions.

Why is just Arikawa sensei so important to you?
Why don't you "use" words of other students of Ueshiba?

If you are happy doing what you are doing then fine, but it is not what O'Sensei left us. So you should not be calling it Aikido.
Well, I'm doing, learning and teaching aikido. For sure.
I'm sorry if you can't bring this together with your thinking.

The simple fact of the matter is that we are not following O'Senseis teachings.
Well, the shihan I follow, talks about what O sensei told him or taught him.
When he transfers O senseis words and what he experienced with him to us, to me this is kind of following his teachings.
But following his teachings is not copying him.

There is a proverb in German:
If your ar pointing at someone with your index finger, there are three fingers poiting at yourself.

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