Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Life in Aikido: Book Now in English

Translated from the original Japanese by Kei Izawa Sensei.

For the first time, A Life in Aikido: The Biography of Founder Morihei Ueshiba has been published in English. This excellent book was first published in Japanese in 1978 under the title: Kaiso Morihei Ueshiba Den by Kodansha International.

The book was written by Osensei's son, Kisshomaru Ueshiba and the new version contains a preface by the grandson of the Founder and current "Doshu" or leader of the Aikido world, Moriteru Ueshiba.

The 300 page hardcover is filled with dozens of high quality and rare pictures of Osensei. As would be expected, the book greatly details the life of Morihei Ueshiba and the development of the art of Aikido. However, the book is also filled with thought-provoking philosophy and introspection as perceived and interpreted by the founder's son.

A must read for any and every Aikido student. This book is an essential for anyone's biography or Aikido book collection. You can purchase it for under listing price by calling (720) 221-3665 or e-mail us at: CRaikido@comcast.net or it can be purchased at our normally scheduled Aikido classes at Castle Rock AIKIDO.

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