Roppo (1) – Takeda Sokaku Sensei no kuden:

“Even in the roppo of kabuki,  it is not only a matter of shape or form:  arm movements and the stepping of the feet are informed by [an essential] vigilance in relation to the enemy[ies];  [and] a body without [discernable] arc or bow is [absolutely] necessary.”

– – – reported by Kodo HORIKAWA Sensei  to  Seigo OKAMOTO Sensei
– – – Daito-ryu Aiki-Jujutsu  p.207

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