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The Essence of Aikido: Spiritual Teaching of Morihei Ueshiba

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For the first time in English, The Essence of Aikido presents the profound philosophy of Aikido in Morihei's own words, disclosing many of the arcane secrets of Aikido's aims and methods. Considered by many to be the greatest martial artist and spiritual teacher of the twentieth century, Morihei provides a wealth of clues to the often puzzling nature of the inseparable link between the physical and spiritual aspects of Aikido, revealing the heart of the peaceful warrior's art.

Elegantly translated and compiled by John Stevens, translator of Morihei's Budo, the first half of The Essence of Aikido presents the most comprehensive collection of the writings of Morihei Ueshiba ever published. Key concepts in Aikido philosophy, such as kototama (language of the spirit) and misogi (purification of body and mind) are discussed at length, profusely illustrated with Morihei's mystical diagrams, spiritual poems, and fascinating calligraphy.

For Morihei, techniques were the means to express the spiritual principles of Aikido, and in the second half of The Essence of Aikido, John Stevens focuses on Morihei's techniques. Over two hundred hitherto unpublished photos of Morihei in action from his earliest days as a teacher of the martial arts to his last years as a master of Aikido complete this detailed survey of the true nature of Aikido.

A major contribution to a field that until recently has remained elusive to Western readers, The Essence of Aikido is an inspiring study of the spiritual and physical elements in Aikido, providing an important resource for martial arts practitioners and philosophy students alike.

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Following London Particulars, the first volume of C.H. Rolph's autobiography, this volume traces his varied career from the end of World War I to the present day. During these years, Rolph served twenty-five years in the City Police, became a freelance journalist, and joined the editorial

staff of the New Statesman, where he worked with such notables as Kingsley Martin, Raymond Mortimer, V.S. Pritchett, Karl Miller, and Claire Tomalin. Rolph's breezy memoirs, hailed by the Sunday Telegraph as "affectionate, funny, unassuming and delightful," will appeal to historians and

biography-lovers alike.

About the Author

MORIHEI UESHIBA, born in Western Japan in 1883, is the founder of the popular martial art of Aikido. After mastering classical styles of judo, kendo, and jujutsu, he created Aikido, based on the spiritual teachings of the Omoto-kyo religion. After the Second World War, Morihei established the Aikikai Foundation to promote Aikido throughout the world. Morihei died in 1969.

The translator and compiler, JOHN STEVENS, is a professor of Buddhist studies and Aikido instructor at Tohoku Fukushi Daigaku in Sendai, Japan. He is the translator of Morihei Ueshiba's seminal work, Budo, and the author of several books on Aikido and Buddhism.

Product Details

ISBN:
9784770023575
Subtitle:
Spiritual Teachings of Morihei Ueshiba
Adapted:
Stevens, John
Author:
null, John
Author:
null, Morihei
Author:
Ueshiba, Morihei
Author:
Stevens, John
Publisher:
Kodansha USA
Location:
Tokyo
Subject:
Martial Arts & Self-Defense
Subject:
Martial Arts - Aikido
Subject:
Aikido
Subject:
Travel/Sports
Subject:
Recreation | Sports | Martial Arts
Subject:
Travel, Sports, and Recreation | Sports | Martial Arts
Subject:
Travel, Sports, & Recreation | Sports | Martial Arts
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Martial Arts
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
11-68
Publication Date:
19990315
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
300 bandw illus.
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
7.200 x 10.000 in 1.138 lb

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Product details 200 pages Kodansha International (JPN) - English 9784770023575 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Following London Particulars, the first volume of C.H. Rolph's autobiography, this volume traces his varied career from the end of World War I to the present day. During these years, Rolph served twenty-five years in the City Police, became a freelance journalist, and joined the editorial

staff of the New Statesman, where he worked with such notables as Kingsley Martin, Raymond Mortimer, V.S. Pritchett, Karl Miller, and Claire Tomalin. Rolph's breezy memoirs, hailed by the Sunday Telegraph as "affectionate, funny, unassuming and delightful," will appeal to historians and

biography-lovers alike.

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