Oct
25

“The bomb that Stanley Pranin dropped on established aikido history… Where do you stand on this controversial issue?”

“What does all of this mean? It means that the common view of the spread of aikido following the war taking place under the direct tutelage of the Founder is fundamentally in error. Tohei and the present Doshu deserve the lion’s share of the credit, not the Founder. It means further that O-Sensei Morihei Ueshiba was not seriously involved in the instruction or administration of aikido in the postwar years. He was already long retired and very focused on his personal training, spiritual development, travel and social activities…”

Click here to read Stanley Pranin’s article titled “Is O-Sensei Really the Father of Modern Aikido?”

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