Robert L Hill

 
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The Secret Teachings of Aikido by Morihei Ueshiba
The Secret Teachings of Aikido by Morihei Ueshiba
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A lot of the material here has been published before but always in bowdlerised, cut and paste versions which resulted in the segmentation of the Founder's thought and ideas, making what appears merely complex, virtually opaque, mysterious and "secret". The title of this book, unfortunately, follows this trend of previous publications: Fortunately, the book itself doesn't. Here we get clear, unambiguous statements by the Founder, such as, "Aikido is the study of the spirit", upon which he elaborates quite succinctly. The "secret" philosophy of aikido, once the veil of mystery put over it has been removed, is digestible and really quite simple and elegant. The text, we are told in the… Read more

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