Surprisingly an honest and frank account of how life was for a son brought up in a world where his father was a visionary. Fairly frank autobiography by O Sensei s son, which gives interesting background on the man who created Aikido, and for that reason of interest to its practitioners, but leaves the reader wanting to knowon the development of this martial art s techniques a lot of when , who , why , and could have benefitted fromhow. If you can get past a lot of the thanking people which goes beyond simply giving credit , it s actually quite a good read There are several nuggets of wisdom embedded into O Sensei s words, and his life definitely serves as an inspiration to his students Some of his feats do seem unbelievable, but it doesn t change the fact that he contributed so much not just to Japanese culture, but to world culture as well I strive to make my Aikido selfless, and to expect nothing in return Morihei Ueshiba I thought that was an excellent book It was adept at relaying not only the history of the noble Morihei Ueshiba, it also did a great job describing the character of the man It relates how he traveled miles on foot each night to train with two martial arts masters, because of the laws against practicing martial art when he was still young. The History Of Japan S Martial Traditions Is Replete With Many Outstanding Individuals, But Few Have Attained The Legendary Status Of Morihei Ueshiba Throughout His Extraordinary Life, Ueshiba Mastered An Array Of Martial Arts And Techniques, Including Jujutsu And Kendo, And Endlessly Devoted Himself To The Philosophies Of Japan S Martial Schools He Also Had A Deep Knowledge Of The Practice Of Shinto Refining These Traditions Into A Wholly New System, He Founded Aikido The Way Of Harmony Aikido Goes Far Beyond Simple Methods Of Attack Or Self Defense, Seeking To Dispel Aggression By Creating A Sense Of Oneness, Thus Ultimately Promoting Peace Through Its Unique Aspect Of Both Preserving The Heritage Of The Classical Fighting Arts And Applying Them Within The Context Of Contemporary Society, Aikido Has Quickly Become One Of The Most Respected Martial Arts In The WorldIn This Engaging And Compelling Biography, The Founder S Son Kissomaru Ueshiba The Second Aikido Doshu Details The Life Of This Remarkable Man, From His Early Years As A Youth In The Turbulent Meiji Era To His Death InIncorporating Many First Hand Accounts And Anecdotes As Well As Historical Documents, The Author Weaves A Fascinating Narrative Of The Founder S Life, And With Great Fondness Tells Of His Own Memories Of The Man Who Would Come To Be Known As O Sensei Great MasterUeshiba Reveals Much About The Character And Temperament Of His Father, Painting A Picture Of A Man Of Formidable Commitment And Spirituality, In Both His Practice Of Aikido And His Message Of Peace Indeed, His Dedication To His Art Was So Strong That Through His Techniques He Was Able To Attain Kami Waza An Ability That Transcends The Human And Reaches The Divine This Book Will Appeal To Any Reader With An Interest In The Life Of Morihei Ueshiba And A Desire To Discover The Real Person Behind The Legend It was an interesting read, this man lead an intriguing life However the book fails to convince me of Ueshiba being a mystic He was apparently a short tempered prejudiced little man throwing foolish martial artists on their heads. Great for studying aikido philosophies through the biography of aikido founder Great book. Not really what I was looking for, it had some interesting parts but never really caught my interest Maybe it was the translation.
Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the (英文版) 合気道開祖 植芝盛平伝 - A Life in Aikiko: The Biography of Founder Morihei Ueshiba book, this is one of the most wanted Kisshomaru Ueshiba author readers around the world.
- 317 pages
- (英文版) 合気道開祖 植芝盛平伝 - A Life in Aikiko: The Biography of Founder Morihei Ueshiba
- Kisshomaru Ueshiba
- 09 September 2018 Kisshomaru Ueshiba