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Long available in paperback, The Spirit of Aikido will now be published in a hardcover edition, with ...
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Long available in paperback, The Spirit of Aikido will now be published in a hardcover edition, with new photos and a preface by Moriteru Ueshiba, the third and present Aikido Doshu (headmaster) and the author's son.
Aikido--a modern Japanese martial art unique in its synthesis of classic forms with a well-defined spiritual base--offers a key to the art of living naturally and unselfishly in a complicated world. This book explains it in reference to the founder's philosophy of mind--and action. In addition, the history of aikido's prewar development as a noncompetitive new martial art is described in the context of its international role.
Preface to the new Edition by Moriteru Ueshiba Foreword by Taitetsu Unno 7
Preface by Kisshomaru Ueshiba 11
The Ki of the Universe and Individual Ki 13
Entering and Spherical Rotation 33
Daily Practice, the Way to Perfection 51
Mastering Mind, Cultivating Technique 71
Strength in Living with Nature 83
Inheriting the Founder's Aspirations 95
Aikido Takes Roots in the World 115
Appendix: World Aikido Directory 123
Posted August 30, 2001
A well written overview of Aikido written by the founders son. This is a book that you will pull off your shelf many times over the years. One must truly read this book to gain their own insight. And that is a sign of a great book. It is an absolute must for any martial artisit.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 17, 2000
This book is concentrated on the philosophy of Japanese art. The author taught us the real purpose of learning Aikido or other martial arts. You will understand the Samurai way of life deeply from this book. m.oWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 5, 2009
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