The Spirit of Aikido (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Spirit of Aikido Kisshomaru Ueshiba, the son of the founder of modern aikido and an authority on the martial art aikido, illustrates in this text the basic aikido movements and explains the central philosophy of unity of mind and body.
- Published: 15 March 1988
- Format: Paperback 128 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780870118500 ISBN 10: 0870118501
- Sales rank: 194,023
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Full description for The Spirit of Aikido
Aiki is the power of harmony, of all beings, all things working together. Aikido-a modern Japanese martial art unique in its synthesis of classic forms with a well-defined spiritual base-offers a key to the art of living naturally and unselfishly in a complicated world. This book explains it in reference to the founder's philosophy of mind-and action. In addition, the history of aikido's prewar development as a non-competitive new martial art is described, with a consideration of its international role.