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Old 02-29-2012, 11:09 AM   #1
graham christian
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YouTube: O'Sensei

http://youtu.be/XA8sdADVtZA

The link is to an O'Sensei video that many may not have seen. The commentary is very philosophical so I place it here.

I also think, as it shows him teaching, like a school teacher, it serves as another little window into 'part' of his teaching methods.

Thirdly, it has many Japanese words and symbols in it which those who love translating may find interesting.

Fourthly, may it be inspirational to one and all.

Finally I'll end with my usual humour, hidden in plain sight, watch for the power of the beard.......

Regards.G.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:36 AM   #2
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Re: O'Sensei

So the question is, when did we last recite the norito in front of the kamidana after offering the shinsen?

-Doug Walker
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:54 AM   #3
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Re: O'Sensei

This is a segment of a documentary shot by NHK (but never broadcast) in about 1960.
I believe its available from Aikido Journal.

Good documentary but the commentary is a little po-faced for me.
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:26 AM   #4
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Re: O'Sensei

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I believe its available from Aikido Journal.
Think so too.
If I remember right, this was one of the first videos of Ueshiba I ever watched.
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:29 AM   #5
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Re: YouTube: O'Sensei

Who else had the chi sui ka symbols jump at him?
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:43 AM   #6
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Re: YouTube: O'Sensei

Yes it is available from aikido journal, it is a DVD entitled founder of aikido volume 6, superb quality. Not too expensive either. It also contains at the end a surviving interview O'sensei gave on a radio station. Highly recommended.

I'm learning the norito, although proving difficult, because Osensei had his own version, which is based on the Omoto version that differs from state authorised Shinto version.

Andy B
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:58 PM   #7
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Re: YouTube: O'Sensei

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Yes it is available from aikido journal, it is a DVD entitled founder of aikido volume 6, superb quality. Not too expensive either. It also contains at the end a surviving interview O'sensei gave on a radio station. Highly recommended.

I'm learning the norito, although proving difficult, because Osensei had his own version, which is based on the Omoto version that differs from state authorised Shinto version.

Andy B
Thank you. In that case you might like this if you have not seen it.

http://youtu.be/vM4jQDtP7u0

Peace.G.
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:35 AM   #8
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Re: YouTube: O'Sensei

Ah, Shapiro Sensei... fascinating.

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Old 03-02-2012, 11:40 AM   #9
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Re: YouTube: O'Sensei

Is it ironic or serious, Demetrio ? I heard of him, but I know very little about him. Anyone care to provide context ?

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Old 03-02-2012, 01:19 PM   #10
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Is it ironic or serious, Demetrio ?
Totally serious. Shapiro Sensei scares me in a way I find totally fascinating.

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