Remembering O Sensei

Author: Susan Perry
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834829460
Format: PDF
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Morihei Ueshiba (1883–1969), founder of the Japanese martial art of Aikido, is one of the greatest and most beloved martial artists in history. Remembering O-Sensei is a portrait of Ueshiba as told by his uchi-deshi, the students who lived and trained with him as his disciples. This collection of memories—gathered here for the first time—captures the essence of this extraordinary martial arts master and visionary, revealing Ueshiba's teaching style, his daily habits, his philosophy of life, the lovably human aspects of his personality, and his deep belief that Aikido could be used as a means to creating peace and harmony in the world. The book also provides a snapshot of a fascinating time in Japanese history when a student would apprentice with his master by essentially moving in with him and receiving instruction through rigorous training sessions, and also by serving him and observing his actions in daily life. Most of the students whose remembrances are included in this book went on to spread the teaching of Aikido throughout the world and became masters in their own right.

Journey to the Heart of Aikido

Author: Linda Holiday
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583946608
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Journey to the Heart of Aikido presents the teachings of Motomichi Anno Sensei, one of the few remaining direct students of Morihei Ueshiba, the legendary founder of Aikido. After a lifetime of practice and teaching in Japan, the United States, and Europe, Anno Sensei conveys through his teachings Aikido's essential spirit of love, harmony, gratitude, and purification with simple authenticity and eloquence. Author and translator Linda Holiday--herself a senior instructor of Aikido--brings to life the intimacy of this communication through translated discourses on the deep practice of Aikido and candid dialogues between Anno sensei and Western students. Journey to the Heart of Aikido includes Linda Holiday's vivid account of her adventure as a young woman studying Aikido in the mystical region of Kumano, Japan, in the 1970s, and a poignant telling of Anno sensei's life and his first-hand experience of training with Aikido's founder. An essential resource for the global Aikido community, Journey to the Heart of Aikido also offers spiritual teachings relevant to all contemporary seekers, touching a wide range of themes such as the meaning of martial arts, the integration of body and spirit, the truth of interconnectedness, and the practice of peace, offering all readers insight into the profound spiritual questions at the heart of life. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Journey to the Heart of Aikido

Author: Linda Holiday
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583946594
Format: PDF
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Presents the teachings of Motomichi Anno Sensei, one of the few remaining direct students of Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido. The author brings to life the intimacy of this communication through translated discourses on the deep practice of Aikido and its essential spirit of harmony, gratitude, purification, and love.

Kodo Ancient Ways

Author: Kensho Furuya
Publisher: Black Belt Communications
ISBN: 9780897501361
Format: PDF
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A compilation of columns that appeared between 1988 and 1995 in Martial Arts Training magazine. In this ever-changing world, traditions are often being cast aside as people search for novelty and progress. The 41 essays in this book are inspired by the teachings and wisdom of the ancients who devoted their lives to instruct others. Their ideas are preserved in this volume to inspire and guide readers in training and in life for years to come.

Black Belt

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The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.

Morihei Ueshiba Wisdom

Author: Sreechinth C
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ISBN: 9781980795292
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Morihei Ueshiba Wisdom: Quotes from the Founder of Aikido The legendary Japanese man, Morihei Ueshiba is greatly regarded as the founder of the martial art form, aikido. In spite of the physical sufferings in his childhood, self-determined Ueshiba trained himself to enroll in military. Relieved from the duties, Morihei devoted his life to favorite martial arts. He developed and polished the now famous, aikido and looked on as "O Sensei" or "The Grand Teacher" of aikido. This book 'Morihei Ueshiba Wisdom: Quotes from the Founder of Aikido' have the impeccable words of this great luminary that include not only on martial forms but also on spiritual, motivational, suffering, fear, wisdom and many more. Let's delve into the ocean of Morihei Ueshiba quotes...

Enlightenment Through Aikido

Author: Kanshu Sunadomari
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781556434877
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Enlightenment through Aikido focuses on Aikido's spiritual teachings, drawing on Sunadomari's experiences as a direct student of Morihei Ueshiba. Quotes from the founder and the author's interpretations show how Aikido can develop inner strength and tranquility. This book is an excellent companion for those practitioners who aspire to go beyond the physical in their journey along the path of Aikido.

Wye 39 s Dictionary of Improbable Words

Author: Craig Conley
Publisher: High Brow Pencil Press
ISBN: 9781441455277
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Wye's Dictionary of Improbable Words brings together nearly 4,000 unusual and fascinating words that defy convention, offering a vast sampling of our living language at play. As our standard dictionaries scramble to catalog and thereby legitimize our growing vocabulary, Wye's Dictionary offers the casual word gamer and language lover a cutting edge collection of new words. Examples of usage abound-as old as the Bible and as current as blog postings-grounding extraordinary terms in ordinary contexts. Myriad genres are represented, from literary classics to dramatic plays to whimsical fantasies, as well as the diverse worlds of science fiction, romance novels, children's stories, historical and military accounts, graphic novels and comic books, travel reports, news articles, magazine features, poetry, song lyrics, birdwatching guides, hymns, and how-to manuals.

Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere

Author: Adele Westbrook
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462907547
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Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere: An Illustrated Introduction provides a complete foundation in the practice of one of the most distinctive and effective Japanese martial arts. Aikido was created in Japan in the 1920's by Morihei Ueshiba, also known as Osensei. To possess the skills, techniques and attitude of the true practitioner of aikido, one must achieve a very high level of integration of the powers of mind and body, the harmonious combination of physical means and ethical motives. By controlling body position and learning how to harmonize vital physical and mental powers, anyone (regardless of size, strength or weight) can fend off attacks using this sophisticated martial art. Written and illustrated by husband/wife team, Oscar Ratti and Adele Westbrook, Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere, with over 1,200 illustrations, includes many Aikido techniques in chapters such as: What is Aikido? The Foundations of Aikido The Practice of Aikido The Basic Techniques of Neutralization Advanced Practice And more!

The Art of Peace

Author: Morihei Ueshiba
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1590308921
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The inspirational teachings in this collection show that the real way of the warrior is based on compassion, wisdom, fearlessness, and love of nature. Drawn from the writings of the founder of the Japanese martial art of aikido, this work offers a nonviolent way to victory in the face of conflict.