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Old 09-27-2010, 08:46 AM   #26
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Re: The Exploits of Ueshiba Morihei

From Black Belt 1988 Vol 26 No 4
An article about Virginia Mayhew by Chuck Bush

She became an uchideshi (live-in student) under the tutelage of Koichi Tohei, then chief instructor at aikido's Tokyo-based world headquarters, and also devoted one week a month to rigorous Zen meditation and training at a local Buddhist monastery. Despite an arduous routine which included outside studies with several aikido masters, Mayhew's first priority was to attend Uyeshiba's early morning classes.

"He used to demonstrate with his little iron fan, standing in the middle of the mat as three or four of his strongest instructors attacked him with wooden staffs."

"He also used a technique which many people experienced - coming around and putting his finger on you very lightly, hardly touching you- and you couldn't move, no matter how hard you tried. There was no terminology to explain this phenomenon, nor did I try to learn terminology so much as to try to understand. This was a manifestation of energy which, according to various instructors, can be reached by a variety of techniques. But it isn't in the techniques; it is within oneself."
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Old 10-02-2010, 07:28 PM   #27
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Re: The Exploits of Ueshiba Morihei

A nice thread Mark, inspiring stuff!
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Old 10-03-2010, 06:41 AM   #28
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Re: The Exploits of Ueshiba Morihei

Allan Featherstone wrote: View Post
A nice thread Mark, inspiring stuff!
Thanks Allan!

In the very short time since the Founder of Aikido was alive, we have lost a lot. I think the exploits have survived in written form only. Who knows what the detailed training of the Founder was? To replace all that, we have "Modern Aikido": The Aikido of the Founder's son, Kisshomaru Ueshiba. But we have to remember that during the time of the son, we also have Koichi Tohei, who also contributed immensely to Modern Aikido.

Many Japanese shihan wouldn't be where they are (or were) if not for Kisshomaru Ueshiba and Koichi Tohei. The debt to Morihei Ueshiba is negligible for many.
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