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KISSHOMARU UESHIBA: the second Aikido Doshu (the person who embodies the spirit of Aikido as inherited from the founder and is the living symbol of Aikido). He was born in 1921, the third son of Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido. He graduated from Waseda University in 1946, became master of the Aikido World Headquarters in 1948, and in 1967 was named chairman of the Aikikai Foundation, the principal Aikido organization in Japan and overseas. His formal appointment as successor to his father took place in 1969. He died in 1999.
I admit not to have read the whole book, why?
I bought this book on my first trip to Japan in 2006, lately I have had time to read it and the first chapter of the book kills... Read more
Great to have for anyone who is interested in Aikido. Lots of information on the background of the budo and its philosophy.Published on 18 Oct. 2010 by mkbookworm