The Art of Peace

The Art of Peace

The inspirational teachings in this collection show that the real way of the warrior is based on compassion, wisdom, fearlessness, and love of nature. Drawn from the writings of the founder of the Japanese martial art of aikido, this work offers a nonviolent way to victory in the face of conflict.

Budo

Teachings of the Founder of Aikido

Budo

Morihei Ueshiba wrote this treatise on the martial arts for his advanced students in 1938, outlining the spirit and aims of aikido. The book includes rare photographs. Morihei Ueshiba is rightly known as one of the world's greatest martial artists for his creation of aikido, the synthesis of his superb technique and his profound spiritual insight into the nature of the universe. Aikido is much more than just another fighting style, it is a holistic approach to life that Morihei described as a divine path inspired by the gods that leads to truth, goodness, and beauty.' Sadly, Morihei'

Secrets of Aikido

The Hidden Teachings and Universal Truths of Aikido, As Taught by Its Founder, Morihei Ueshiba

Secrets of Aikido

For beginners and seasoned practitioners alike, The Secrets of Aikido presents honest and inspirational insight into a harmonious and peaceful way of life. John Stevens - esteemed Aikido instructor and author of over 30 books on Aikido - delves into the hidden teachings and deep, spiritual wisdom offered by this unique martial art.

The Heart of Aikido

The Philosophy of Takemusu Aiki

The Heart of Aikido

With its message of universal harmony, the martial art of Aikido is attracting an ever-expanding number of followers all around the world. There are now 1,600,000 Aikido practitioners in 90 different countries. The Heart of Aikido: The Philosophy of Takemasu Aiki focuses on the human values and promotion of peace that legendary founder Morihei Ueshiba believed were at Aikido's core. Takemasu Aiki means, "the life-generating force capable of unlimited transformations," an idea that serves as the spiritual foundation on which Aikido rests. The book, translated into English for the first time, draws on the essence of the founder's philosophy and spirituality, which was based on the Shinto religion. It presents such tenets as: the importance of harmony in the martial arts, the ultimate promotion of peace by dispelling any aggression through such harmony, and the divinity of the true self and the universe. The Japanese version of the book holds a special place in the hearts of Aikido practitioners; the English-language edition has been eagerly awaited and is sure to be greeted with great excitement.

Enlightenment through Aikido

Enlightenment through Aikido

Enlightenment through Aikido focuses on Aikido's spiritual teachings, drawing on Sunadomari's experiences as a direct student of Morihei Ueshiba. Quotes from the founder and the author's interpretations show how Aikido can develop inner strength and tranquility. This book is an excellent companion for those practitioners who aspire to go beyond the physical in their journey along the path of Aikido. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Abundant Peace

The Biography of Morihei Ueshiba, Founder of Aikido

Abundant Peace

In Abundant Peace, John Stevens tells the real story behind Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido. Focusing on his achievement, illuminating the man and his message in a way that will delight and stimulate the reader, Stevens documents and reveals the life and times of the greatest martial artist who ever lived.

Remembering O-Sensei

Living and Training with Morihei Ueshiba, Founder of Aikido

Remembering O-Sensei

Morihei Ueshiba (1883–1969), founder of the Japanese martial art of Aikido, is one of the greatest and most beloved martial artists in history. Remembering O-Sensei is a portrait of Ueshiba as told by his uchi-deshi, the students who lived and trained with him as his disciples. This collection of memories—gathered here for the first time—captures the essence of this extraordinary martial arts master and visionary, revealing Ueshiba's teaching style, his daily habits, his philosophy of life, the lovably human aspects of his personality, and his deep belief that Aikido could be used as a means to creating peace and harmony in the world. The book also provides a snapshot of a fascinating time in Japanese history when a student would apprentice with his master by essentially moving in with him and receiving instruction through rigorous training sessions, and also by serving him and observing his actions in daily life. Most of the students whose remembrances are included in this book went on to spread the teaching of Aikido throughout the world and became masters in their own right.

Clinical Applications of Drama Therapy in Child and Adolescent Treatment

Clinical Applications of Drama Therapy in Child and Adolescent Treatment

As an emerging psychotherapeutic discipline, drama therapy has been gaining global attention over the last decade for its demonstrated efficacy in the treatment of child and adolescent populations. However, despite this attention and despite the current turbulent state of the world and the increasing population of disturbed and at-risk children, the field of drama therapy has so far lacked a standard text. Weber and Haen’s book fills this need, providing a core text for graduate students and established professionals alike. Clinical Applications of Drama Therapy in Child and Adolescent Treatment is guided by theory, but firmly rooted in practice, providing a survey of the many different possibilities and techniques for incorporating drama therapy within child and adolescent therapy. More than merely a survey of the existing literature on drama therapy, this text represents a true expansion of the field: one which articulates the breadth of possibilities and applications for drama therapy in the larger context of psychotherapy.

Journey to the Heart of Aikido

The Teachings of Motomichi Anno Sensei

Journey to the Heart of Aikido

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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

O`Sensei Morihei Ueshiba

The samurai in the service of peace

O`Sensei Morihei Ueshiba

Morihei Ueshiba was an original artist and an exceptional master of budo. What he was doing was more than just passion. He involved finesse and sensitivity into war craft. Today it is difficult to undermine the thesis that he devoted his whole life searching for a method of combining the martial art with the ideas of justice and peace. Devoting to budo, he entered a difficult and winding road. Initially, he did not meet the enthusiasm of the scene, and moreover, many contradictions of fate emerged. However, his persistence, determination and exceptional genius led his art to the heights of popularity. He became a valued person not only in budo, but also in the world of culture and art. Morihei Ueshiba was a frequent visitor in various social circles, and extensive contacts, among others between the high officers of the army made him attract the attention of government officials and the imperial court. The West also became interested in aikido. In the last years of the master’s life there were numerous invitations from the western world, asking for the presentation of his art...