Posted 2020-05-27 12:09:56 by Jun Akiyama
News URL: https://kogenbudo.org/great-aikido-aikido-greats/
Here is a lovely article from Ellis Amdur on his thoughts on what components constitute a "great" practitioner of classical aikido.
From the article: "I wish to tease out the components that I have observed among those who were able to -- and did -- protect their training hall against dojo breakers or people who challenged them on the mat, striving to embarrass them or worse; those who handled taryujiai; and those who had or have a particular brilliance that has garnered them true respect, not only among other aikidoka, but among practitioners of other martial arts as well. I am making as clear a distinction as I can between the excellent aikido practitioner, whatever their rank and true virtuosos."
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