Summary: Essence of Aikido: Spiritual Teachings of Morihei Ueshiba
Comment: If you are looking for a book on technique this isn't it, but a good overview of Ueshiba's philosophy of life.
Summary: This is a classic
Comment: This book is a must have. The material on the lesser known spiritual origins of Aikido is something that few books discuss, on a subject that few aikidoka fully understand. If you don't have this book, you don't have an Aikido library.
Summary: Ueshiba Essence and his spiritual writings!
Comment: For those martial artists who admire Morihei Ueshiba and fans of the editor/writer John Stevens. I appreciated the interesting portfolio of ancient aikido art, photos of the founder of AIKIDO and his "dynamic quality," DOKA. I very much enjoyed Ueshiba's japanese poetry and the valuable interpretations of his exotic poems. One may imagine learning some new insights into the fascinating art of aikido and spiritual poems of Ueshiba. World Class Aikido book! Mostly about the ESSENCE without the
aikido instruction type of book!
Summary: A serious study of Aikido with scholarly precision.
Comment: A venture into the mysterious depth of Aikido. A must for all serious scholars interested in the study of O-Sensei's work and art. Unsuitable for half-hearted novices as most contents require critical study.