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  1. I still can’t work out that damned youtube thing. However, after that brief rant I will leave my comment.
    There are some very good people out there and their aikido is far better than mine … but that doesn’t mean they have it right … only that they are very skilled while doing it wrong. My sincere belief is that real aikido is based on the technique of application and not the application of technique. Anyone forcing a technique is on the wrong track. Which surely is where the magical creation of takemusu arrives. The technique is not planned … some technique will arrive if you abide by the principles. O-Sensei moved on from technique itself to how he could conduct himself and enjoy the benefit of techniques when they appeared to him. A constantly changing event which he followed with sensitivity. Tohei concentrated on the principles that O-Sensei offered … too many people ignore them.

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