Aikido and the Harmony of Nature

Aikido and the Harmony of Nature

Mitsugi Saotome

here's a new angle to the lessons of the founding father of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba, as interpreted via his direct pupil of fifteen years. Mitsugi Saotome examines the non secular philosophy of the Founder, the warrior beliefs of feudal Japan because the foundation of his martial arts philosophy, and the clinical rules underlying the philosophy of Aikido strategy.

The writer indicates that the actual circulate of Aikido is the embodiment of rules of the spirit. unfavourable strength isn't countered with aggression yet is managed and redirected throughout the strength and stability of spiral circulate. this is often the form of Aikido and the dynamic form on the starting place of all energies of lifestyles. Aikido flow can basically be understood from its roots in common legislation and the strategies 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, folks, and ourselves.

Abundantly illustrated with the author's drawings, diagrams, and calligraphies, in addition to photos demonstrating Aikido suggestions, the ebook additionally deals a heritage of Aikido, own anecdotes concerning the Founder, and translations of a number of of his lectures.

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