A BRIEF HISTORY OF YOSEIKAN BUDO
By: David Orange, Jr.
Revised (1996): James B. Collier
This page has been temporarily removed.
Mr. Orange has
expressed some concerns that opinions expressed in my 1996 revisions of the
mistakenly be attributed to him, when, in fact, they reflect my understanding of
the state of things in 1996. It hardly need be said that the history of
Yoseikan Budo had advanced some distance since the mid-1970's when the first
version was written, necessitating some revision. Although I
intended to honor him by acknowledging his part in the creation of the history, all opinions
expressed in the revision should be considered to by mine. Although USYBA
believes itself to hold the copyright to said history and it was produced by a member of the
organization for the organization, neither I nor any member of the USYBA has
intended to give Mr. Orange any offense. Therefore, I have removed this
text as requested and have offered the current clarification as a retraction of
any perceived misrepresentation. Hopefully, I will be able to replace it with a
new history, drawing on the many published sources on the development of
Yoseikan Budo, not least the excellent history which appears in more recent
edition of the manual for students, written by Mr. Palmer Cramer and his
associates. As difficult as it sometimes seems to achieve, my goals in studying
and teaching the martial arts have always been guided by Ueshiba O-sensei's
teaching regarding universal harmony and Kano Sensei's maxim of mutual benefit.
I am optimistic that the current situation can be resolved consistent with those