The Secret Teachings of Aikido

The Secret Teachings of Aikido

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by Morihei Ueshiba
     
 

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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

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568364469
Publisher:
Kodansha USA Publishing
Publication date:
10/26/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
152
Sales rank:
476,833
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

MORIHEI UESHIBA was born in Western Japan in 1883. After mastering the classical styles of judo, kendo and jujutsu, he created Aikido, an entirely original martial art, based on the spiritual teachings of the moto-kyo religions. Following the Second World War Ueshiba established the Aikikai Foundation in Tokyo to promote the dissemination of Aikido throughout the world. He died in 1969.

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Vaitapu More than 1 year ago
Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido, reveals the hidden treasures hidden in each one of us. A real diamond in the world of books! Book that concentrates to the spiritual side of budo, teachings that unifies the reader to the other worlds and the universe inside of himself. Ageless writings that give fresh thingking in our modern material world which sees only the physical aspect of life.