Why did Jigoro Kano send his students to Ueshiba?
Does anyone know why Jigoro Kano sent his students to Ueshiba?
I do but I'm not going to tell you.
RESEARCH it yourself. You will learn more that way instead of it just being handed ot you, young padawan.
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Okay no one give me the answer. Especially DCS. Can you at least give me the names of books or sites?
Donn Draeger's a good starting point on things Budo/Bujutsu.
" In 1926, Ueshiba Sensei arrived in Tokyo, and asked to meet with Kano Sensei, that Kano might be shown the new art form that Ueshiba was developing (and which he would a decade later christen "Aikido.") Kano was much impressed by both Ueshiba himself, and by the system of budo which he was formalizing. In fact, he was so impressed that he offered his top Judo student to Ueshiba, urging Ueshiba to take that top Judo student under his wing and teach him the new art form. That top Judo student was Kenji Tomiki." - http://www.tomiki.org/
But can online Aikido documentation be trusted?
Heavens no, look on the Judo side of things.
Originally Posted by BFGalbraith
In this case it is a decent outline but only partial. Makes a good jumping point for looking into why Kano sent his students to learn from other teachers.
Originally Posted by odacon
Remember also that at the time of Kano's encounter with Ueshiba he presented himself as a Menkyo Kaiden holder in Diato-ryu hoping to modernize that art rather then as the founder of Aikido. There's an important clue in that.
Well...I remember back when I was attending my freinds Aikido classes (I myself was still deciding on a martial art)
Anyway, I asked his teacher about Judo...some sorta comparison to Aikido I think, and he brought up that Jigoro Kano sent some of his top students to train Aikido saying 'this is the Judo I have tried to create'
If you look at Kodokan, in the early years formative years, the Dojo-cho (ie., J. Kano) was very receptive to many jujutsu teachers teaching. He was in the process of formulating his syllabus, and he did encourage input from other schools. I think M. Ueshiba being a representative of Daito-ryu was no exception.
Infact he send more than one of his senior students to study at the Kobukan (M. Ueshiba's dojo before the term aikido was coined). Minoro Mochizuki who went on to form the other aikido branch with !GASP! competition named Yoseikan was another senior judoka that was sent to study with M. Ueshiba. Kenji Tomiki was another well known Judo to Aikido transition figure. Infact K. Tomiki came back to Kodokan and helped formulate Goshin-jujutsu syllabus drawing his knowledge from the Daito-ryu syllabus.
My point is that, J Kano was creating a physical education syllabus based on Japanese Budo arts, and he was open minded enough to allow teachers of other jujutsu school to help him formulate his education materials. M. Ueshiba was a teacher of a branch of Jujutsu, and indeed a man of good caliber, so it would not be surprising that J. Kano wanted to learn a thing or two from this man.
BTW, Mr Jones, are you seriously taking up Naginata? Cool, I like pole arm weapon too. What school of Naginata are you enrol in currently. Are you still doing Iwama-aikido?
You guys stop shitting up this thread you don't know anything.
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