Thread: Taoistic Aikido
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Old 06-18-2009, 06:06 AM   #12
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Re: Taoistic Aikido

Carsten Möllering wrote: View Post

Ueshiba didn't find or choose the new name. He just accepted the name which was given to his art when it was integrated into the dai nihon butokukai in 1942.

A teacher who is connecting aikido and daoism in an interesting was is Endo Seishiro.


Yes - I'd heard that. Perhaps I should choose the word 'accepted'.

Nevertheless I have been taught that the Do part of Aikido has deeper significance than simply 'the way'.

For me I am happy to accept the teaching I've received and take this as Dao.

I believe the influence of Dao principles upon the primarily Daito Ryu techiques deployed within Aikido helps to define the difference between Aikido and Aiki jutsu.

Same techniques - difference teaching if you like.

Others may choose to interpret things differently.



ps. I think I've seen a few of your previous posts regarding Endo Seishiro.

The name is definitely on my radar !

Last edited by Dazzler : 06-18-2009 at 06:08 AM.
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