By Linda Holiday
Journey to the guts of Aikido presents the lessons of Motomichi Anno Sensei, one of many few final direct scholars of Morihei Ueshiba, the mythical founding father of Aikido. After a life of perform and educating in Japan, the USA, 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 existence 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 bright account of her experience as a tender lady learning Aikido within the mystical area of Kumano, Japan, within the Nineteen Seventies, and a poignant telling of Anno sensei's lifestyles and his first-hand adventure of educating with Aikido's founder. a necessary source for the worldwide Aikido neighborhood, Journey to the guts of Aikido also deals religious teachings appropriate to all modern seekers, touching quite a lot of subject matters equivalent to the that means of martial arts, the mixing of physique and spirit, the reality of interconnectedness, and the perform of peace, providing all readers perception into the profound non secular questions on the middle of lifestyles.