Secrets of Aikido

Secrets of Aikido

by John Stevens

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626543256
Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media
Publication date: 07/29/2016
Pages: 162
Sales rank: 1,188,125
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

John Stevens is Professor of Buddhist Studies and Aikido instructor at Tohoku Fukushi University in Sendai, Japan. He is the author or translator of over twenty books on Buddhism, Zen, Aikido, and Asian culture. He has practiced and taught Aikido all over the world.

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface ... ix

Part One

Study of the Way

The Mysteries of Aikido

Aikido: The Way of Harmony ... 3

Kototama: The Language of the Gods ... 15

Kami: The Divine Alchemy of Fire and Water ... 27

Ki: Universal Energy ... 36

Kokyu: The Breath of Life ... 44

Chinkon-Kishin: Calming the Spirit, Returning to the Source ... 53

Misogi: Purification of Body and mind ... 62

Rei: Gratitude and Respect ... 70

Sangen: Triangle, Circle, Square ... 77

Ma-Ai: The Right Place ... 81

Tengu: The Master Teachers ... 87

Ryu-o: The Dragon King ... 95

Masakatsu Agatsu Katsuhayabi: True Victory ... 104

Part Two

Walking the Path

The Practice of Aikido

Shugyo: Constant Training ... 111

The Six Pillars ... 119

Shiho-Nage: Gratitude ... 120

Irimi: Entering ... 122

Kaiten: Open and Turn ... 125

Kokyu: Breath Power ... 129

Osae-Waza: Firm Control ... 133

Ushiro-Waza: Sixth Sense ... 137

Riai: The Integrated System ... 139

Appendixes

Kototama

The Secret Sounds of Aikido ... 145

Suggested Reading ... 149

Credits ... 150

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