Sep
20

Recommended reading: “Sokaku Takeda in Osaka” by Tokimune Takeda

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Here I would like to record the relationship between Sokaku Takeda and the city of Osaka. This relationship also has a deep connection with both Morihei Ueshiba and Takuma Hisa who were the most outstanding disciples of Sokaku Takeda. First, I would like to describe how it was that Sokaku came to teach Daito-ryu in Osaka.


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Comments

  1. Interesting for the flavor of the times. Watched Kagemusha again over the weekend, too…

  2. …eventually, history is a record of happenstance. that events in retrospect appear significant bears almost no relationship to how they were perceived at the time. there are exceptions, of course. the Japanese surrender in 1945 was scripted and recorded as a specific message. but up to a few days before, it was just another day in the war. another day of doing fighter sweeps, another night of trying to stay awake at 0300 on coffee and fear…

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