Kimbal Anderson: I truly admire your honesty and bravery in seeking to inform and document Aikido and in particular the story of Osensei. Thank you
Stanley Pranin: Much appreciated!
Kimbal Anderson: Gambatte Pranin Sensei..I listened to Aikido life..it is so similar to my own desire to live the..aiki way..
William Perkins: Would you expect anything else given the history of Aikikai, look at how all of O Sensei’s deshi are treated after his passing. You know the list better than I.
Jamie Yugawa: It is extremely wrong for these major organizations to hide the history of these individuals due to different beliefs or not the mainstream ideas. The Aikikai’s handling of Koichi Tohei Sensei and Morihito Saito Sensei’s legacy are prime examples of this mentality. The truth is evident and the historical content is valid. It is unfortunate that the leaders in the organization don’t realize that.
Autrelle Holland: There is a certain book on Aikido, which, over various republished editions, gradually removed any mention of K. Tohei. Just move forward, and pretend this person didn’t teach me, or didn’t teach my teacher. That’s the Aikido way even now. It’s an opportunist’s game not for the gain of better technique but position in the power structure.
Stanley Pranin: All excellent comments. Thanks, guys!
Harun Itachi Haupt: It was the best place to train your aikido especially if you were in it for the long term. Now when thinking bout Iwama dojo the picture of the hombu style comes to mind. That was the best time in my life when Saito was still in control of the Aiki Jinja and Iwama Dojo
Martin Hunger: Many thanks for tell the truth again and again without getting tired to do so. Unfortunately there is still a great ignorance of even highranked teachers for even simple facts. A few weeks ago i met a 5th Dan Aikikai (with an own Dojo and a lot of students) who never heard about a Aiki Shrine located at a place called Iwama. Hard to believe, but true …