Feb
09

Sokaku Takeda vs Morihei Ueshiba: “Though Morihei was physically stronger than Takeda, he was powerless in the face of his teacher’s control of technique and pinning”

Takeda Sokaku is recorded in modern budo history as the transmitter of Daito-ryu Jujutsu. He was an awe-inspiring person with a formidable appearance and, although he was about 2 inches shorter than O-Sensei, he always seemed to stare down at things with a mysteriously piercing gaze, made all the more so by a tight-lipped frown due to his lack of front teeth…

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