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Welcome to Allen Dean Beebe’s True Aiki Web Page and Blog! I will be sharing Daito Ryu, Aikido, and Aiki:

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My motivation being to “pass it forward.”

My posts are, by and large, cumulative. In other words, each consecutive post pre-supposes knowledge contained in the preceding posts. Consequently, reading from the first post to the latest is highly recommended. 

Enjoy!

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Part 2 of Shirata’s Essay: CONCERNING AIKIDO

Short Topic Introduction (Feel free to skip this if you read last week’s) Due to the esoteric terms, analogies, and metaphors that Ueshiba Morihei commonly used in his lectures, many, if not most, of the individuals present at his lectures stated that they could not understand what it was he was talking about. These statements … Continue reading Part 2 of Shirata’s Essay: CONCERNING AIKIDO

UESHIBA MORIHEI – What “No One” Could Understand.

Due to the esoteric terms, analogies, and metaphors that Ueshiba Morihei commonly used in his lectures, many, if not most, of the individuals present at his lectures stated that they could not understand what it was he was talking about.  These statements were so ubiquitous, that it became commonly assumed, or common “knowledge,” that nobody could … Continue reading UESHIBA MORIHEI – What “No One” Could Understand.

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