Journey To The Heart Of Aikido: The Teachings Of Motomichi Anno Sensei

byLinda HolidayContribution byMotomichi Anno

September 10, 2013|
Journey To The Heart Of Aikido: The Teachings Of Motomichi Anno Sensei by Linda Holiday
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Journey to the Heart of Aikido presents the teachings of Motomichi Anno Sensei, one of the few remaining direct students of Morihei Ueshiba, the legendary founder of Aikido. After a lifetime of practice and teaching in Japan, the United States, and Europe, Anno Sensei conveys through his teachings Aikido''s essential spirit of love, harmony, gratitude, and purification with simple authenticity and eloquence. Author and translator Linda Holiday--herself a senior instructor of Aikido--brings to life the intimacy of this communication through translated discourses on the deep practice of Aikido and candid dialogues between Anno sensei and Western students.

Journey to the Heart of Aikido includes Linda Holiday''s vivid account of her adventure as a young woman studying Aikido in the mystical region of Kumano, Japan, in the 1970s, and a poignant telling of Anno sensei''s life and his first-hand experience of training with Aikido''s founder. An essential resource for the global Aikido community, Journey to the Heart of Aikido also offers spiritual teachings relevant to all contemporary seekers, touching a wide range of themes such as the meaning of martial arts, the integration of body and spirit, the truth of interconnectedness, and the practice of peace, offering all readers insight into the profound spiritual questions at the heart of life.
LINDA HOLIDAY first moved to Japan in 1973 to receive instruction from Aikido teachers who were direct students of the founder of Aikido. She was one of the first Westerners to study Aikido in the remote, mystical Kumano region of Japan, where she became a close student and personal interpreter of Motomichi Anno Sensei. A 6th degr...
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Title:Journey To The Heart Of Aikido: The Teachings Of Motomichi Anno Sensei
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:376 pages, 8.97 X 6 X 0.9 in
Shipping dimensions:376 pages, 8.97 X 6 X 0.9 in
Published:September 10, 2013
Publisher:North Atlantic Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781583946596

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