View Single Post
Old 10-31-2012, 11:12 AM   #57
David Orange
Dojo: Aozora Dojo
Location: Birmingham, AL
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,511
Re: Ueshiba the monomaniac?

Conrad Gustafson wrote: View Post
Granted, there is some lame aikido in the world, but this is a gross exaggeration. There are far too many truly excellent aikido practitioners in the world for this to possibly be true.

Sorry, it's just obvious.
Believe me, I got plenty of good from "standard aikido" over the many years I trained before I felt the power from Minoru Akuzawa and Dan Harden. And while my aikido never failed me when I needed it, I had to admit, after all, that it was much closer to a type of jujutsu than to the type of aiki displayed by Morihei Ueshiba, Yukiyoshi Sagawa and Kodo Horikawa.

It has, indeed, been "hidden in plain sight."

Best to you.


"That which has no substance can enter where there is no room."
Lao Tzu

"Eternity forever!"
  Reply With Quote