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Author : Gozo Shioda
ISBN : 1568364113
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In this first full autobiographical work, the legendary aikido grandmaster Gozo Shioda tells of his exciting life. Born in Tokyo in 1915, Shioda excelled as a student of Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of aikido. He went on to win first place in the All Japan Martial Arts Exhibition in 1954; and later, founded the Yoshinkan school of aikido, considered a "hard" style for its rigorous training techniques and emphasis on correct form. In 1988, Shioda was awarded the title of Aikido Master by the International Martial Arts Federation. Over the course of his distinguisehd career, he also served as the chief instructor for the Tokyo Metropolitan Police, the Air Self-defense Force, the Japanese National Railways, and a number of leading Japanese universities. In Aikido: My Spiritual Journey, Shioda relates moving, personal anecdotes about Ueshiba and imparts what he learned from his mentor. He offers a concise overview of the key elements of aikido, including breath power, focused power, and the power of the center line. About 20 rare photos of the author, chronicling his life in aikido, are also included. Yasuhisa Shioda, the author's son and himself a prominent figure in the aikido world, has contributed the Afterword to this volume.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Spiritual Journey Of Aikido

Author : Huw Dillon
ISBN : 1874250359
Genre : Aikido
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Huw Dillon describes his approach to the study of Aikido. He concentrates on the spiritual aspect, explaining how he blends this with a soft but effective use of Aikido methods to produce an alternative view and attitude of life. Features illustrations throughout.
Category: Aikido

Journey To The Heart Of Aikido

Author : Linda Holiday
ISBN : 9781583946602
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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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.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Aikido O Sensei S Sublime Synthesis Vol 1

Author : Michael DeMarco, M.A.
ISBN : 9781893765252
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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How can we fully understand aikido, or any other martial art for that matter, when we have only been exposed to part of it? While learning about the art, we can easily make assumptions and be tricked by false impressions. In most cases, even instructors do not have enough background to grasp the entirety of the art and are happy to work with part of it. The content in this special two-volume anthology details the many facets of aikido as it was formulated by Morihei Ueshiba (1883–1969)—O-Sensei, the great teacher. Each chapter contributes to a piece of the aikido puzzle by providing historical details, insightful technical drills (bare handed and with weapons), and components that have flavored this art with a spiritual essence. From the Ueshiba wellspring flows a number of streams—political splinter groups offering their own take on what aikido should be and how it should be practiced. Each branch may stand on its own, but a good number of scholars and practitioners prefer a more encompassing representation of what O-Sensei taught. So, chapters in these volumes help “put Humpty Dumpty back together again.” Volume I includes ten chapters and volume II another fourteen. The authors—twenty-three in all—present superb credentials as scholars and practitioners of aikido. On the academic side, you’ll find chapters that detail aikido’s philosophy, from ethical relationships and practical theory to the subtle spiritual dimension. A few authors highlight the circumstances regarding the transmission of aikido from teacher to student. Some authors show how culture influences the perception and understanding of aikido when it travels outside Japan. Aikido is often practiced as a system of body movement encompassing a philosophy of peace and harmony. Others may focus on learning the art for its effective methods of self-defense. Composed of material previously published in the Journal of Asian Martial Arts, this two-volume anthology is heavy on the technical aspects of aikido that both teachers and students would benefit by reading. Training methods are discussed in detail, supported by hundreds of illustrations of attack and defense. Whatever your primary interest is in aikido, Aikido: O-Sensei’s Sublime Synthesis will prove to be a great reference for the scholar and practitioner. We hope this convenient collection of quality material dealing with Morihei Ueshiba’s martial discipline will benefit your research and inspire the practice of this elegant art.
Category: Sports & Recreation

My Journey Back To Oneness

Author : Mark Perkins
ISBN : 9781412009034
Genre : Philosophy
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We spend a great deal of our lives, both awake and asleep, wondering about the great mysteries of our lives. Why am I here? What is the meaning of life? Why me? Is there a God? Many of these questions are unanswerable at this point in our path of enlightenment as humans. Many can be answered, if we allow ourselves to learn our lessons and Reconnect with the Divine Source! Through My Journey Back to Oneness, we will go on a journey of rediscovery. This journey offers you the probability of experiencing healing on physical, mental and spiritual levels. A journey back to the place where we all started...a place of Oneness with the Divine Source. Our journey will begin with a refocusing of our perceptions of good and bad; us and them; and the other representation of duality that influences how we experience the world around us. We will then get a glimpse of the concepts behind Hawaiian mysticism and Shamanism - and establish the basic understanding of energy and reality as defined in these concepts. A brief comparison of religious beliefs follows along with an exploration of a very powerful healing tool - prayer. This is followed by an exploration of the applications of these concepts. Next, we will investigate the ancient qualities and bacic nature of the concepts discussed. Futher, we will attempt to make ties between these concepts and the origins of human beings. Finally, there are several appendices outlining recommended readings and training that can enhance your personal journey back to oneness.
Category: Philosophy

The Somewhat Unorthodox Guide To Embarking On A Spiritual Journey

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Genre : Self-Help
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Holistic personal growth consists of training of the mind, body, and spirit. A positive spirit is the front runner of the positive mind, body, and life experience. Our spirit is a personal guide when we are made to choose between paths and careers. When the mind and body wane in old age, we depend on a positive spirit to live well and shine love upon this world. Intend upon the good of self; we may want to hone our spirituality. However, what are spirit and spirituality? Do we believe in any tradition most accessible to us that sells itself as spirituality and make us subject to their dogma and nuances? In this three book series, the author explains what is spirituality for those who are curious, contemplates whether it is necessary and propose a path to develop oneself spiritually for those who realized they need it.
Category: Self-Help

Aikido Off The Mat

Author : Kathy Park
ISBN : 9781623172312
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A deeply personal and compelling memoir that illustrates how the basic principles of Aikido can help us cope with the challenges of life outside the dojo Drawing from more than forty years of experience as an Aikido practitioner and teacher, Kathy Park explains how principles such as embodiment, grounding, centering, extension, 360-degree awareness, blending, and alignment can be applied to everyday life. Candid stories from her own life show how the purpose of practicing Aikido on the mat is to take it off the mat and into the world.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Enlightenment Through Aikido

Author : Kanshu Sunadomari
ISBN : 9781583945315
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Aikido Weapons Techniques

Author : Phong Thong Dang
ISBN : 9781462907557
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Master the wooden weapons used in Aikido with this comprehensive martial arts training manual. Although aikido is often thought of as a nonviolent, noncompetitive martial art, the use of weapons was introduced by the art's founder O'Sensei Morihei Ueshiba. In fact, aikido techniques that use wooden weapons can enrich all aspects of your practice, helping you to understand both basic and advanced aikido technical tactics as well as conceptual strategies and skills. Building on the authors' belief that no empty-hand system is complete without weapons training, Aikido Weapons Techniques: The Wooden Sword, Stick, and Knife of Aikido demonstrates weapon use both as a training tool to better illustrate aikido principles, and as a self-defense against weapon attacks, focusing on the three primary weapons used in aikido: Ken—the wooden sword Jo—the wooden staff Tanto—the wooden knife A complete discussion of each weapon is included, with descriptions of the stances, grips, techniques, forms, defenses, and training appropriate for each. With over 200 step-by-step photographs and detailed instructions, this aikido book provides an in-depth exploration of weapons use in aikido—from its spiritual implications to technical theory and practical use.
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The Way Of Aikido

Author : George Leonard
ISBN : 1440621594
Genre : Self-Help
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“This book is a warmhearted handshake, a graceful and practical invitation to enter and blend with the ahhh of the world. It is as natural and wise an introduction to the spirit of the martial arts as you can find on paper.”—Jack Kornfield, bestselling author of A Path with Heart In his bestselling Mastery, renowned spiritual and martial arts teacher George Leonard taught hundreds of thousands of people how to use Zen philosophy to reach mastery in any field. Now, he brings together his extraordinary knowledge and experience into a book that translates the principles of aikido directly into our everyday lives. Aikido is more philosophy and meditation than a technique or a series of purely physical maneuvers. Leonard shares the secrets of this remarkable Eastern philosophy, which is the basis for the most radical and demanding of all martial arts. Through mind-body exercises inspired by aikido yet designed for non-practitioners, he demonstrates the fundamental understanding behind aikido and shows how it can be applied to help set us on the path to composure, self-sufficiency, and spiritual centeredness. Combining illuminating personal anecdotes with practical advice, this award-winning author describes the ways in which aikido can help turn life’s unanticipated blows into gifts and transform discord into harmony, anxiety and pain into vital energy. Exhilarating, enlightening, and filled with unique wisdom, The Way of Aikido is an inspiring lesson in balance, confidence, and power. “The Way of Aikido does no less than open the door to the universe and invite you through to become one with it, to become balanced, powerful, energetic, alert, and present.”—Susan Trott, author of The Holy Man and Crane Spreads Wings
Category: Self-Help

How Aikido Can Change The World

Author : Michael Aloia
ISBN : 9780578026145
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Aikido, as a martial art, embraces both the physical aspects of enhancement as well as the spiritual growth of the individual. Each practitioner discovers and journeys their own unique path - gaining a new perspective of the world around them and of themselves. How Aikido Can Change the World is a road map of that journey of discovery. This book discusses Aikido beyond the physical aspects. While Aikido is a physical martial way, its philosophies and peripherals carry over far into a practitioner's world if proper focus and realization are maintained. The author conveys his expedition of the art gained through personal experience, exploration and integration. How Aikido Can Change the World is definitely one that will be read multiple times, as each reading will provide further insight as the Aikido practitioner develops and grows. Change the World and become a fan of How Aikido Can Change the World at Facebook.com
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Aikido Sensibilities

Author : Renée Rothman
ISBN : UCSC:32106015229724
Genre : Aikido
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Aikido Principles And Weapons

Author : Richard SMALL
ISBN : 1798178060
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This book is about Aikido. Aikido shares many valuable secrets with those who walk its spiritual path. The exist for all to find.It would seem the journey is everything, any destination merely aconsequence as it is with life and death.Which do we value most?Somewhere, scattered inside this book, signposts await your arrival.

Journey To Center

Author : Thomas Crum
ISBN : 9781439146903
Genre : Self-Help
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Vital techniques needed to achieve a more relaxed, energized, and integrated approach to our lives. This practical guide introduces readers to the Zen principles Tom Crum has lived by and taught for many years. As a black belt in aikido, a motivational speaker, and an instructor in everything from mathematics to skiing, Crum learned that the key to success in any endeavor is mastering the art of "centering." He teaches here the vital techniques for achieving a more relaxed, energized, and integrated approach to our lives.
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The Principles Of Aikido

Author : Mitsugi Saotome
ISBN : 0877734097
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Demonstrates basic and advanced techniques in the Japanese art of swordsmanship and discusses the philosophy behind the martial art
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Whitaker S Books In Print

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ISBN : UOM:39015045631895
Genre : Bibliography, National
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Books In Print

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105021781450
Genre : American literature
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Aikido In Daily Life

Author : Kōichi Tōhei
ISBN : STANFORD:36105007504751
Genre : Aikido
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Wind Songs

Author : Sylece Andromeda
ISBN : 1792849087
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Initially raised by his father's native people and taught to live off the land, his life was turned upside down by a move to the city and the violent prejudices he faced there in the 1950s. At the age of ten, his new dad took him to the "Y" where he was introduced to judo and what would become a lifelong pursuit of martial arts. Along the way he found his own real-life "Comanche Miyagi," leading to an ongoing expansion of his martial and spiritual journey. A respiratory therapist, a folk musician, a sensei, a bounty hunter and a half Native American medicine man, he's walked many paths in his colorful life dance. Aikido Senior Advisor and 10th dan with Kaze Uta Budo Kai, 8th dan with the United States Judo Association, Chuck Caldwell also holds rank in various other martial arts forms including jitsu, karate, jodo, and sashes in kung fu. Some people like to relax and watch movies. Chuck has lived the kind of life movies are written about.