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The Secret Teachings of Aikido
By John Stevens (trans), Moriteru Ueshiba (contributor) and Morihei Ueshiba
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Kodansha Amer Inc
Publication date April 1, 2008
Pages 146
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9784770030306
ISBN-10 4770030304
Dimensions 0.75 by 10.75 by 8 in.
Weight 1.55 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $35.00
§As reported by publisher
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Aikido evolved from the rich martial traditions of Japan, and was developed by Morihei Ueshiba based on their profound philosophies. In this book, the author explains how Aikido is both the spirit of love and the study of that spirit. In unique and incisive language, Ueshiba discusses the arcane aspects of Aikido's aims and techniques, as well as the central importance of breathing, ki (chi), and Aikido's relationship to the spirit and body - these form the very essence of Aikido.

He goes on to consider the virtues of this revered martial art, urging the reader to link to the universe through Aikido, and ultimately to unify the divine and human. He also explains the essence of Takemusu aiki (valorous force of procreation and harmony), and Misogi (the ritual of purifying oneself).

The book includes many rare photos of the author - on both his techniques and his everyday life. Also included are his twenty-five doka (spiritual Japanese-style poems) in Japanese, English, and Romanization. The introduction was written by his grandson, Moriteru Ueshiba, the present Aikido Doshu.

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Book cover for 9781568364469 Book cover for 9784770030306
 
With Moriteru Ueshiba (other contributor), Morihei Ueshiba | Reprint edition from Kodansha Amer Inc (October 26, 2012)
9781568364469 | details & prices | 148 pages | 8.00 × 10.75 × 0.75 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $35.00
About: Aikido evolved from the rich martial traditions of Japan, and was developed by Morihei Ueshiba based on their profound philosophies.
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With Moriteru Ueshiba (other contributor), Morihei Ueshiba | from Kodansha Amer Inc (April 1, 2008)
9784770030306 | details & prices | 146 pages | 10.75 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.55 lbs | List price $35.00
About: Aikido evolved from the rich martial traditions of Japan, and was developed by Morihei Ueshiba based on their profound philosophies.

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