A Life in Aikido

A Life in Aikido book

Master Kisshomaru Ueshiba

Description : The Biography of Founder Morihei Ueshiba-In this engaging and compelling biography, the Founder's son and second Aikido Doshu Kissho-maru Ueshiba de-tails the dramatic and often perilous life of this remarkable man, from his early years as a youth in the turbulent Meiji Era to his death in 1969. Incorporating a wealth of first-hand accounts and anecdotes with historical documents, the author weaves a fascinating narrative of the Founder's life, and with great fondness tells of his own memories of the man who would come to be known as O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 teacher.

Revealing much of the character and temperament of O Sensei, the author paints 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 resolute that through his techniques he was able to attain kami-waza; an ability that transcends the human and reaches the divine. This book will be invaluable to any reader with an interest in the life of Morihei Ueshiba. It will also be of interest to those who wish to learn something of the human character behind the legend that was Aikido's Foun-der.-320 Pages, Hardback