By Mitsugi Saotome
Here's a special approach to the lessons of the founding father of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba, as interpreted through his direct pupil of fifteen years. Mitsugi Saotome examines the religious philosophy of the Founder, the warrior beliefs of feudal Japan because the foundation of his martial arts philosophy, and the medical rules underlying the philosophy of Aikido technique.
The writer exhibits that the actual circulate of Aikido is the embodiment of rules of the spirit. unfavorable strength isn't really countered with aggression yet is managed and redirected during the energy and stability of spiral flow. this is often the form of Aikido and the dynamic form on the beginning of all energies of life. Aikido move can basically be understood from its roots in common legislation and the tactics of nature. The honest perform and research of Aikido deepens our appreciation for the perfection of nature's stability and brings us again into concord with the environment, people, and ourselves.
Abundantly illustrated with the author's drawings, diagrams, and calligraphies, in addition to images demonstrating Aikido innovations, the ebook additionally bargains a background of Aikido, own anecdotes concerning the Founder, and translations of a number of of his lectures.
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