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Aiki is the power of harmony, of all beings, all things working together.
Aikidoa modern Japanese martial art unique in its synthesis of classic forms with a well-defined spiritual baseoffers 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 mindand action. In addition, the history of aikido's prewar development as a non-competitive new martial art is described, with a consideration of its international role.
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About the Author
KISSHOMARU UESHIBA: the second Aikido Doshu (the person who embodies the spirit of Aikido as inherited from the founder and is the living symbol of Aikido). He was born in 1921, the third son of Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido. He graduated from Waseda University in 1946, became master of the Aikido World Headquarters in 1948, and in 1967 was named chairman of the Aikikai Foundation, the principal Aikido organization in Japan and overseas. His formal appointment as successor to his father took place in 1969. He died in 1999.
Table of Contents
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