Part of the O’sensei’s words about BUDO and aikido
O’sensei’s sais that we do not strike but we avoid the shot with circular movements and this is BUDO.
Who moves in the city and claims the fight can’t have BUDO method; The fight can be done with fist,sword,legs and etc, awoiding the sword blows can do with sword and this is Aikido and Kendo and if we do not have anything it calls jujutsu (ju means freedome).
There was many kinds of jujutsu in old times that Daitō-ryū Aiki-jūjutsu is one of them. A revolutionary was hapened in japan in about 160 years ago and before that all samurai’s were walked in the street with their swords ; O’sensei was borned in that time(after japans revolutionary) he was learned many kinds of Daitō-ryūs and jujutsu (after revolutionary some bodies were use katanas only for practice(it should say that using sword was forbiddened after revolutionary)).
In Aikido we want to end the argument quikly or avoid it that it is BUDO’s method,and we learned to don’t have contact or guide it; Great sensei was written in his book that we shouldent have contact and we should guide it with circular movements.
A part of Ichoro Shishiya Shihan descriptions in first irainian meiseikai seminar.