Re: Students that surpass their sensei
The who could beat who question is vulgur and has no meaning. I've never heard any story of Takeda beating Ueshiba M. in a fight - what's your source for that? There are a couple of stories of Ueshiba M. being challenged but even here one has to wonder to what degree the challenge was hard core or just a strong attack with a "lets see what you can do" attached. There is one (self serving in my opinion) story of Ueshiba M. whimpering in the corner when he fisrt joined Takeda's dojo but - well its happened to all of us at one time or the other.
Your original teacher will always be sempai. That can never change.
Last edited by PeterR : 07-27-2005 at 11:09 PM.