Asim Hanif wrote:
Ironically I was just reading an Aikido Journal interview of Nishio Sensei where he addresses these very same points. His take on it is very interesting. I'd highly suggest it to anyone who hasn't read it. He even mentions a "leather jacket" incident with Tohei Sensei. It was very revealing.
Revealling of what ?
We are talking about 1953. How do you know it wasn't a gift given him in Hawaii where such a thing as a leather jacket was not so valuable?
70 year old admonishes talented but still young 33 year old's reaction to having a prized gift stolen. Nishio Sensei finds the reactions of two 70 year old teachers telling though the comparison hardly seems fair.
The story is really about his justifications for quitting Judo.