The Secret Teachings Of Aikido – Ueshiba. Product code: BOA £ (4 in stock). More of a philosophical exploration than a practical guide, this book will. Here’s a book review of “The Secret Teachings of Aikido” by Morihei Ueshiba and translated by John Stevens. In part, the reviewer writes, “The. About a year ago someone gave me a copy of [The Secret Teachings of.

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Paul Vittay rated it it was amazing Feb 10, About Ki About You. Want to add to the discussion? Not necessarily a must read, but an eye-opening peak into the mind of O-Sensei. Also included are his twenty-five doka spiritual Japanese-style poems in Japanese, English, and Romanization.

The time now is I had taken classes in other forms of martial arts and found them too violent for my taste, relying on “breaking the other guy’s face” and usurped, more or less by a lot of macho strutting. If you ask me if it’s possible to get to what he was doing without going though that – I would say yes, absolutely. Apr 21, Jonny rated it it was ok. This book came to my hands and gave me reference to the basis of the Founder’s approach. I pretty much dismiss anything in martial arts that starts to sound mystical or esoteric.


I think they mesh well. It sometimes reads as free-flow ramblings, mixing bits of religion and philosophy together.

He increasingly grew disenchanted with the growing violence and militarism in his country and became part of a Shinto sec This is not a book of martial arts techniques, rather the spirit behind one system as presented by its Founder.

Videos of something you do differently in your dojo, shikko racing, photo albums from trips, seminars, or after class gatherings. The introduction was written by his grandson, Moriteru Ueshiba, the present Aikido Doshu. Experiences on the mat. Videos of techniques, teachers, approaches. William rated it it was amazing Nov 26, Basically this book is a collection of Ueshiba’s speeches that were edited mostly by Sadateru Arikawa and published in the hombu dojo “Aikido Shimbun” over the years.


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AikiWeb System Join Date: OTOH, much of what he was talking about wasn’t mystical at all, if you have the patience to work your way through it. He also explains the essence of Takemusu aiki valorous teachinge of procreation and harmonyand Misogi the ritual of purifying oneself. Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities. Adam Bradford rated it liked it Apr 17, Aikido is a nonviolent martial art designed to “save the life of one’s opponent as well as one’s own.

In this book, the author explains how Aikido is both the spirit of love and the study of that spirit.

I wouldn’t shy away from inferring it’s more or less nuts. Aikido evolved from the rich martial traditions of Japan, and was developed by Morihei Ueshiba based on their profound philosophies. Much of the background in based in Shinto scripture, namely the Kojiki, but the reader can still find an understanding of what Aikido is all about, and what Ueshiba Sama had intended, including seeking an end to violence, and making a new direction toward peace and understanding.

Discussion of how your aikido is progressing or not. Transmission, Inheritance, Emulation 6. Also, it is very tricky to attempt to decipher what Morihei Ueshiba said in translation.

Aikido evolved from the rich martial traditions of Japan, and was developed by Morihei Ueshiba based on their profound philosophies.

The Secret Teachings Of Aikido

In any case, I still maintain that if you read the originals in the proper context they make quite a bit of sense – but there are very few people who can or care to do that, even among native Japanese.


Give us a post-mortem on your test. Aug 09, Chris rated it it was amazing Shelves: I know, it sounds kind of nuts – but if you look at what he said in the correct context he’s actually describing a very old, and very logical, training model and methodology. As far as I can tell, O’Sensei’s “secrets” were just poorly-communicated mystic ramblings imported from Omoto-kyo.

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. Yes, there’s quite a bit to be gleaned here, but it will be extremely difficult without the proper background knowledge. Actually, the English title is a little different than the Japanese, which translates to “The Essence of Aikido”.

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The closing of the book seems rather correct tho. As a secularist and with very little knowledge of Aikido this book did not really appeal to me. So much marketing around martial arts rides on the notion that it is forbidden knowledge, despite the plethora of schools worldwide.

To ask other readers questions about The Secret Teachings of Aikidoplease sign up. Don Morrison rated it really liked it Jun 18, Published April 1st by Kodansha first published February 29th Whatever the truth is, I seecret the cut of his jib!