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Posted June 14, 2013
John Stevens, renowned Zen priest, translator, and Aikido instru
John Stevens, renowned Zen priest, translator, and Aikido instructor, presents us with an international perspective on this martial art. The Philosophy of Aikido includes a concise overview of this practice’s context and foundational beliefs system. To convey the broad influence of aikido’s spirituality, Stevens masterfully interweaves Aikido’s place in both Eastern and Western cultures along with its function in the ancient and modern worlds. Stevens breaks this book into two parts: Part I: Theory deals with the principals of Aikido and their relationship with Western thought, world religions, and science (chapters include: Essential Principals; Aikido, Nature, and Health; Aikido as Tantra; Aikido and Art; Aikido and Global Society). Part II is a photographic rendering of Aikido in action in addition to woodblock prints and calligraphy.
Stevens’ book is an essential educational tool concerning the harmony, inner strength, and peace inherent in Aikido. This book has been integral in my own spiritual journey, and I highly recommend it for those interested in Aikido or comparative religion.
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Posted April 9, 2013
Every serious student of Aikido should read this. A deeper under
Every serious student of Aikido should read this. A deeper understanding of the philosophy is needed to truly practice well. Plus it is a more satisfying way to practice.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.