Journey to the Heart of Aikido: The Teachings of Motomichi Anno Sensei

Journey to the Heart of Aikido: The Teachings of Motomichi Anno Sensei

Linda Holiday


Journey to the guts of Aikido presents the lessons of Motomichi Anno Sensei, one of many few ultimate direct scholars of Morihei Ueshiba, the mythical founding father of Aikido. After a life of perform and educating in Japan, the us, and Europe, Anno Sensei conveys via his teachings Aikido's crucial spirit of affection, concord, gratitude, and purification with basic authenticity and eloquence. writer and translator Linda Holiday--herself a senior teacher of Aikido--brings to lifestyles the intimacy of this verbal exchange via translated discourses at the deep perform of Aikido and candid dialogues among Anno sensei and Western scholars.

Journey to the center of Aikido includes Linda Holiday's vibrant account of her experience as a tender lady learning Aikido within the mystical zone of Kumano, Japan, within the Seventies, and a poignant telling of Anno sensei's existence and his first-hand event of educating with Aikido's founder. a necessary source for the worldwide Aikido group, Journey to the guts of Aikido also deals non secular teachings correct to all modern seekers, touching quite a lot of subject matters comparable to the which means of martial arts, the mixing of physique and spirit, the reality of interconnectedness, and the perform of peace, supplying all readers perception into the profound non secular questions on the middle of existence.

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