The Art of Peace: Teachings of the Founder of Aikido

The Art of Peace: Teachings of the Founder of Aikido

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by Morihei Ueshiba
     
 

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The real way of the warrior is based on compassion, wisdom, fearlessness, and love of nature. So taught the great Morihei Ueshiba (1883–1969), founder of the Japanese martial art of Aikido. Aikido is a disciple Ueshiba called the “Art of Peace.” It offers a nonviolent way to victory in the face of conflict,

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New York Times Bestseller

The real way of the warrior is based on compassion, wisdom, fearlessness, and love of nature. So taught the great Morihei Ueshiba (1883–1969), founder of the Japanese martial art of Aikido. Aikido is a disciple Ueshiba called the “Art of Peace.” It offers a nonviolent way to victory in the face of conflict, and he believed that Aikido principles could be applied to all the challenges we face in life—in personal and business relationships, as well as in our interactions with society. These succinct and pithy teachings are drawn from his talks and writings. The collection is compiled by the renowned modern Aikidoist John Stevens, a disciple of Ueshiba.

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"You do not have to be an Aikido practitioner or martial artist to appreciate the inspiring messages presented in Ueshiba's words. Ueshiba believed that the real way of the warrior is based on the compassion, wisdom, fearlessness, and love of nature, and thus his teachings are not strictly for the warrior, they are for the human race."—Qi Journal

"This book is a 'must' for all students of O'sensei's philosophy and hence—I would say—for all Aikidoka."—Aikido Today

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590304488
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
04/03/2007
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
164,259
Product dimensions:
4.16(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

Morihei Ueshiba (1883–1969) was the founder of Aikido. At age eighteen, Ueshiba joined the Japanese military, during which time he also developed his skills in the martial arts. He eventually left the military, deeply discouraged by the death and destruction that results from combat. Ueshiba continued to experiment with a variety of martial arts, finding particular joy in the spiritual aspects of martial arts. He came to believe that a real warrior was one who was rooted in love, and it was in this spirit that he began to develop Aikido, a martial art that emphasizes harmony and the peaceful resolution of conflict.

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The Art of Peace 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
With clarity and profundity, John Stevens writes a wonderful distillation of the essence of aikido, which is a title of one of hos other magnificent larger books on Morihei Ueshiba
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good reading.
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FaceMan More than 1 year ago
Excellent book by Morihei Ueshiba. Good writing and very understandable. A nice little Buddhist bible to carry, read, and reference always. Once one reads this, then one should read Invincible Warrior by the aforesaid author.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book, not just for Aikido practitioners but also for those, like myself, who are interested in the rich world of martial arts. It seems named to off-set Sun Tsu's book 'the Art of War', but that could just be a coincidense. These are the thoughts of the founder of Aikido, a very fascinating read of a legend's philosophy. Thins but deep book, built around pacifist ideoloy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had no idea what Aikido was when I picked up this book, I was and am still no kind of scholar, and I had no intention of getting this book when I went to the store, but this book has opened my mind to so many things and has become one of my most cherished items. Read it and become peace.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Don't expect a big book with a lot of pages, be aware that this is a small book (Inches: 0.41 x 4.50 x 3.06). However, it contains the inspirational teachings of Morihei Ueshiba, showing how the way of the warrior must be: a way of compassion, fearlessness, love and wisdom. This book is recommended for everyone, but it's essential for those who want to practice Aikido, not as an Art of War, but as an Art of Peace. Also read 'Open Your Mind, Open Your Life' by Taro Gold. Excellent.