Re: Takeda in AikiNews
There's a decent Takeda History article in AikiNews 79. Talks about Sokaku's training, his dojo challenges, etc. Doesn't portray Sokaku in a bad light at all.
He says to Yukawa, "I am going to execute attacks only against your hands, so be careful."
Talks about him becoming gentle and more saintly later on in his life and what his mid-Meiji period student's thought of that.