The Secret Teachings of Aikido

The Secret Teachings of Aikido Morihei Ueshiba John Stevens
  • Title: The Secret Teachings of Aikido
  • Author: Morihei Ueshiba John Stevens
  • ISBN: 9784770030306
  • Page: 328
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Secret Teachings of Aikido Morihei Ueshiba John Stevens The Secret Teachings of Aikido Aikido evolved from the rich martial traditions of Japan and was developed by Morihei Ueshiba based on their profound philosophies In this book the author explains how Aikido is both the spirit of l
    Aikido evolved from the rich martial traditions of Japan, and was developed by Morihei Ueshiba based on their profound philosophies In this book, the author explains how Aikido is both the spirit of love and the study of that spirit In unique and incisive language, Ueshiba discusses the arcane aspects of Aikido s aims and techniques, as well as the central importance ofAikido evolved from the rich martial traditions of Japan, and was developed by Morihei Ueshiba based on their profound philosophies In this book, the author explains how Aikido is both the spirit of love and the study of that spirit In unique and incisive language, Ueshiba discusses the arcane aspects of Aikido s aims and techniques, as well as the central importance of breathing, ki chi , and Aikido s relationship to the spirit and body these form the very essence of Aikido.He goes on to consider the virtues of this revered martial art, urging the reader to link to the universe through Aikido, and ultimately to unify the divine and human He also explains the essence of Takemusu aiki valorous force of procreation and harmony , and Misogi the ritual of purifying oneself.The book includes many rare photos of the author on both his techniques and his everyday life Also included are his twenty five doka spiritual Japanese style poems in Japanese, English, and Romanization The introduction was written by his grandson, Moriteru Ueshiba, the present Aikido Doshu.
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    1. This is not a book of martial arts techniques, rather the spirit behind one system as presented by its Founder Aikido is a nonviolent martial art designed to save the life of one s opponent as well as one s own Morihei Ueshiba, the Founder of Aikido, was an expert in several forms of Japanese martial arts, and even trained Japanese soldiers in the early twentieth century He increasingly grew disenchanted with the growing violence and militarism in his country and became part of a Shinto sect tha [...]

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    2. This book is a great companion to The Art of Peace I haven t been able to train at the dojo all week due to a head cold, but this book is the next best thing to being there Nay, it s just as good I ve been trying to work in a nay for forever.I read a review on this site that said this book is for practioners of the Ki Society, but I disagree In the book O Sensei repeats that training must be a marriage of heaven and earth, and I think people who train with survival in mind should open up to thi [...]

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    3. This book is probably better appreciated by the Ki Society of aikidoka The last page of the book basically sums up my experience All of Morihei Ueshiba s direct students have commented on how baffled they were by the talks of the Founder of Aikido As the reader will see in this translation, Morihei s lectures are indeed challenging they contain a heady mixture of the most profound philosophical speculations on the origin and nature of the universe, constant reference to obscure Shinto myths, min [...]

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    4. The book is a fine explanation of Aikido Perhaps my problem with it was that the philosophy of Aikido is so steeped in Shinto If you happen to understand a fair amount of Shinto mythology and metaphysics perhaps you will have a greater appreciation for this book than I did As a secularist and with very little knowledge of Aikido this book did not really appeal to me.

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    5. Je d conseille fortement la version fran aise de ce livre qui est remplie de fautes d orthographe , il y en a plusieurs par page et ce jusqu la fin du livre Cela g che le plaisir de la lecture.The French edition of this book must be avoided as it is full of grammar and spelling mistakes.

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