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Remembering O Sensei

Remembering O Sensei Author Susan Perry
ISBN-10 9780834829466
Release 2002-11-12
Pages 160
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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

Journey to the Heart of Aikido Author Linda Holiday
ISBN-10 9781583946602
Release 2013-09-10
Pages 376
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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.



Kodo Ancient Ways

Kodo Ancient Ways Author Kensho Furuya
ISBN-10 0897501365
Release 1996
Pages 223
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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.



Journey to the Heart of Aikido

Journey to the Heart of Aikido Author Linda Holiday
ISBN-10 9781583946596
Release 2013
Pages 341
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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.



Morihei Ueshiba Wisdom

Morihei Ueshiba Wisdom Author Sreechinth C
ISBN-10 1980795290
Release 2018-04-10
Pages 57
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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

Enlightenment Through Aikido Author Kanshu Sunadomari
ISBN-10 1556434871
Release 2004
Pages 165
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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.



Black Belt

Black Belt Author
ISBN-10
Release 2003-09
Pages 160
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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.



Wye 39 s Dictionary of Improbable Words

Wye  39 s Dictionary of Improbable Words Author Craig Conley
ISBN-10 1441455272
Release 2009-01-18
Pages 384
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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

Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere Author Adele Westbrook
ISBN-10 9781462907540
Release 2012-10-16
Pages 384
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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

The Art of Peace Author Morihei Ueshiba
ISBN-10 9781590308929
Release 2010-10
Pages 184
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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.



Aikido in Everyday Life

Aikido in Everyday Life Author Terry Dobson
ISBN-10 1556431511
Release 1978
Pages 256
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Conflict is an unavoidable aspect of living. The principles of aikido are uniquely suited to everyday conflict resolution because it is a martial art based on avoiding attack. Its nondefensive, prosocial stance offers new options for dealing with conflict and can help break habits such as bullying and intimidation.



MANIPULATIVE MONKEYS

MANIPULATIVE MONKEYS Author Susan PERRY
ISBN-10 9780674042049
Release 2009-06-30
Pages 358
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This book takes us into a Costa Rican forest teeming with simian drama, where since 1990 primatologists Perry and Manson have followed four generations of capuchins. The authors describe behavior as entertaining--and occasionally as alarming--as it is recognizable: competition and cooperation, jockeying for position and status, peaceful years under an alpha male devolving into bloody chaos, and complex traditions passed from one generation to the next. Interspersed with their observations are the authors' colorful tales of the challenges of tropical fieldwork.



Invincible Warrior

Invincible Warrior Author John Stevens
ISBN-10 9780834830165
Release 1999-02-16
Pages 272
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Invincible Warrior tells the fascinating story of the life of Morihei Ueshiba (1883–1969), whose quest for the true meaning of warriorship led to the creation of the martial art called Aikido, "The Art of Peace." Ueshiba—whose name means "abundant peace"—is considered by many to be one of the greatest martial artists who ever lived. His documented ability to disarm any attacker, throw a dozen men simultaneously, and down and pin opponents without touching them has accorded his life legendary status. Invincible Warrior presents the real story behind Morihei’s achievement, illuminating the man and his message. Stevens describes the people, events, and ideas that influenced Ueshiba’s lifelong spiritual quest, which culminated in the development of unique teachings of Aikido. Illustrated with two hundred photographs of Morihei in action and filled with revealing anecdotes about his life and times, Invincible Warrior also offers valuable discussion of the founder’s conception of Aikido as a path of harmony and love, unifying body and mind, self and others, humans and the universe.



Holiness and the Feminine Spirit

Holiness and the Feminine Spirit Author Susan Perry
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822036317774
Release 2009
Pages 146
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Explores how holiness can empower women and how empowered women work to bring about the reign of God. The paintings and the accompanying reflections follow the life of Jesus through the women who gave him birth and carried his message to the world. The form and color of the images astound and the words of the text inspire!



The Gift of Danger

The Gift of Danger Author Mary Stein
ISBN-10 9781583942734
Release 2009
Pages 105
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Mary Stein took up aikido in her mid-fifties and quickly learned what it really means to face danger--both external and internal. In this powerful collection of short essays, she vividly describes learning an active and spirited defense on the mat, in the process uncovering a lifetime of habitual tensions and emotional reactions, of flight and ineffective fight. Stein's thoughtful musings make clear how the practice of aikido can show what is really needed, right now. The Gift of Danger is aimed at men and women for whom the question of what is genuine in their lives has taken on fresh urgency. Above all, Stein shows that a sense of danger has extraordinary importance for the martial artist; when danger is present during training, one learns to test limits and respond quickly and accurately. We follow the author as she stands, tentative but determined, on the razor's edge between knowing and not knowing, judgment and impartiality--the only place where real growth can occur. The Gift of Danger is both a striking story of personal growth and a potent argument for aikido as a model for human behavior. Please visit thegiftofdanger.com for more information on the book and author.



Embrace Tiger Return to Mountain

Embrace Tiger  Return to Mountain Author Chungliang Al Huang
ISBN-10 0857010387
Release 2011-08-15
Pages 224
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'To work with Al Huang is to learn to move with wind and water... in the course of everyday life... a truly superior and gifted teacher who works upon others as the sun and rain upon plants.' - From the foreword by Alan Watts, one of the great writers of Comparative Philosophy and Religion and Taoist and Zen literature. First published in 1973, this all time classic of Tai Ji literature remains as fresh and illuminating today as when it was first published. Written with true passion and eloquence, the book richly conveys the subtle yet profound principles underlying Tai Ji. Movement, stillness, joyfulness, and the ability to live in the moment are the threads running through the text, as well as the humor and compassion to acknowledge the impossibility of human perfection. Containing the original foreword by Alan Watts, the book is illustrated with beautiful calligraphy by the author, and photographs by Si Chi Ko, one of China's "National Treasures". This timeless masterpiece is essential reading for anybody interested in Taoism, Tai Ji, or the Tao philosophy of "Living Our Own Tao", and the author is a wonderful, dramatic, and inspiring presence throughout the book.



The Essence of Aikido

The Essence of Aikido Author Morihei Ueshiba
ISBN-10 1568364695
Release 2013-03-08
Pages 200
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For the first time in English, The Essence of Aikido presents the profound philosophy of Aikido in Morihei's own words, disclosing many of the arcane secrets of Aikido's aims and methods. Considered by many to be the greatest martial artist and spiritual teacher of the twentieth century, Morihei provides a wealth of clues to the often puzzling nature of the inseparable link between the physical and spiritual aspects of Aikido, revealing the heart of the peaceful warrior's art. Elegantly translated and compiled by John Stevens, translator of Morihei's Budo, the first half of The Essence of Aikido presents the most comprehensive collection of the writings of Morihei Ueshiba ever published. Key concepts in Aikido philosophy, such as kototama (language of the spirit) and misogi (purification of body and mind) are discussed at length, profusely illustrated with Morihei's mystical diagrams, spiritual poems, and fascinating calligraphy. For Morihei, techniques were the means to express the spiritual principles of Aikido, and in the second half of The Essence of Aikido, John Stevens focuses on Morihei's techniques. Over two hundred hitherto unpublished photos of Morihei in action from his earliest days as a teacher of the martial arts to his last years as a master of Aikido complete this detailed survey of the true nature of Aikido. A major contribution to a field that until recently has remained elusive to Western readers, The Essence of Aikido is an inspiring study of the spiritual and physical elements in Aikido, providing an important resource for martial arts practitioners and philosophy students alike.