Journey to the Heart of Aikido: The Teachings of Motomichi Anno Sensei

Journey to the Heart of Aikido: The Teachings of Motomichi Anno Sensei

Linda Holiday


Journey to the center of Aikido presents the lessons of Motomichi Anno Sensei, one of many few closing direct scholars of Morihei Ueshiba, the mythical founding father of Aikido. After a life of perform and educating in Japan, the USA, and Europe, Anno Sensei conveys via his teachings Aikido's crucial spirit of affection, concord, gratitude, and purification with uncomplicated authenticity and eloquence. writer and translator Linda Holiday--herself a senior teacher of Aikido--brings to existence the intimacy of this verbal exchange via translated discourses at the deep perform of Aikido and candid dialogues among Anno sensei and Western scholars.

Journey to the center of Aikido includes Linda Holiday's shiny account of her event as a tender girl learning Aikido within the mystical quarter of Kumano, Japan, within the Seventies, and a poignant telling of Anno sensei's lifestyles and his first-hand event of teaching with Aikido's founder. a necessary source for the worldwide Aikido neighborhood, Journey to the center of Aikido also bargains religious teachings appropriate to all modern seekers, touching a variety of issues resembling the that means of martial arts, the combination of physique and spirit, the reality of interconnectedness, and the perform of peace, supplying all readers perception into the profound religious questions on the middle of existence.

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