Thread: Ueshiba's Aiki
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:17 PM   #499
graham christian
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Re: Ueshiba's Aiki

Demetrio Cereijo wrote: View Post

On the origins of the usage of the "aiki" term, there are various narratives around, one of the most interesting is this one:
Thanks Demetrio. As I thought, someone says in a book. One person, saying this for whatever reason, maybe to help sell his book, who knows. Secondly, he says Ueshiba was seen to be crying in a corner of the dojo.

Well I bet a few people have been 'hurt' in such a way that made their eyes water, what's new? So that's if it's true in the first place.

I don't see the words 'slumped' or 'crying like a baby' in that reference either. Sounds like people dress it up to make it more for their own ends? It's like tabloid gossip.

I have read that second one before as well. Inoue. Now there's a charachter. Similar views with Ueshiba on aiki and what it means. Also couldn't stand Takeda, along with deguchi, and I'm sure I also read how he (Inoue) didn't even like training with Takeda and also could handle him easily.