Invincible Warrior: An Illustrated Biography of Morihei Ueshiba, Founder of Aikido

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Shambhala, 1997 - 255 páginas
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Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969) was a visionary whose quest for the true meaning of warriorship led to the creation of the martial art called Aikido, "The Art of Peace". Morihei is considered one of the greatest martial artists in history. His ability to disarm any attacker, throw a dozen men simultaneously, and down and pin opponents without even touching them has accorded his life legendary status. Invincible Warrior presents the real story behind Morihei's achievement, illuminating the man and his teachings. The author describes the people, events, and ideas that influenced Morihei's lifelong spiritual quest and his extraordinary career as a martial artist and teacher. The book includes over two hundred photographs documenting Morihei's life as well as showing the master in action demonstrating the physical techniques of Aikido.

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MORIHEI UESHIBA, born in Western Japan in 1883, is the founder of the popular martial art of Aikido. After mastering classical styles of judo, kendo, and jujutsu, he created Aikido, based on the spiritual teachings of the Omoto-kyo religion. After the Second World War, Morihei established the
Aikikai Foundation to promote Aikido throughout the world. Morihei died in 1969.
The translator and compiler, JOHN STEVENS, is a professor of Buddhist studies and Aikido instructor at Tohoku Fukushi Daigaku in Sendai, Japan. He is the translator of Morihei Ueshiba's seminal work, Budo, and the author of several books on Aikido and Buddhism.

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