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It Had To Be Felt #74: Maruyama Koretoshi: "The Essence of Mind"

Mon, 05/31/2021 - 21:01
It Had To Be Felt #74: Maruyama Koretoshi: "The Essence of Mind"
From: Jun Akiyama posted on 31. May 2021, 08:01pm
URL: http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=25863

The latest "It Had to Be Felt" essay is now available for your reading pleasure, this time on Maruyama Koretoshi of Aikido Yuishinkai. This essay was written by Peter Kelley. From the essay: "The essence of what he does and teaches is that, through mind, that humans can make what is impossible possible. He believes that the message of the founder was that through aikido, we can ‘self-purify,' and become better human beings. There are many things that I have come to admire about Maruyama sensei, but none more so than his constant need to train himself, constantly developing and elaborating both the way he does technique and the way he looks at aikido as a whole. "

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    "Kenshiro Abbe the Forgotten Budoka"

    Mon, 05/31/2021 - 21:00
    "Kenshiro Abbe the Forgotten Budoka"
    From: Henry Ellis posted on 31. May 2021, 08:00pm
    URL: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B095GRWJKD

    New Amazon Book now Available. New Amazon book available, "Kenshiro Abbe Sensei, 1915-1985 - The Forgotten Budoka". Compiled by the Martial Arts researcher Abdul Rashid. This book is an in-depth look at the life and times of this legendry man of Budo, from his childhood to his time as a captain and Brigade Commander in the Imperial Japanese Army during WW2 - his time at the Busen - Butokukwai - His competition successes in front of the Japanese Emperor, his defeat of the great Judoka Kimura also his time in the UK and Europe. This will complete our `library` of British Martial Arts history as associated to the influence of Kenshiro Abbe Sensei 8th dan Judo - 6th dan Kendo - 6th dan Aikido - 6th dan Ju-Kendo.

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    It Had To Be Felt #73: Isoyama Toshihiro

    Sun, 05/09/2021 - 18:53
    It Had To Be Felt #73: Isoyama Toshihiro
    From: Jun Akiyama posted on 9. May 2021, 05:53pm
    URL: http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=25859

    The latest "It Had to Be Felt" essay is now available for your reading pleasure, this time on Ishoyama Toshihiro of the Iwama dojo. This essay was written by Carl Thompson. From the essay: "My first impression of him was that he was far too powerful for his size. He was reasonably well built, but there was a clear disparity between his frame, and the strength coming out of it. He would grab me so strongly that I couldn't budge, and in the beginning, I wondered if he was being a bit mean. I noticed his wrists had thick cuffs of hair. He said it was from being grabbed so hard for so many years, and joked that he wished he'd had people grabbing his hairline too."

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    #MeTooAikido Website & Facebook Page Launch

    Wed, 04/28/2021 - 07:57
    #MeTooAikido Website & Facebook Page Launch
    From: Jun Akiyama posted on 28. Apr 2021, 06:57am
    URL: https://www.metooaikido.com

    C/w: Sexual harassment and assault. I wanted to highlight the website www.MeTooAikido.com and the Facebook page MeTooAikido, both of which “bring awareness to all aikido practitioners about sexual harassment and assault. Find resources for survivors as well as dojo instructors, owners and organizations. Abuse in dojos affects all of us.” The website also contains an Aikido practitioner's sexual assault survivor’s story and a place to pledge your and your dojo/organizations support for the movement, as well as resources for survivors and support for Aikido dojo to create safer spaces. Please take a look, support, and sign the pledge. Thank you.

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    Aikizen: Spiritual Aikido

    Wed, 04/28/2021 - 07:56
    Aikizen: Spiritual Aikido
    From: Ralph Pettman posted on 28. Apr 2021, 06:56am
    URL: https://www.amazon.com/Aikizen-Spiritual-Aikido-Ralph-Pettman-ebook/dp/B09176XPPS

    I recently published a booklet entitled "Aikizen: Spiritual Aikido". In it I detail the erosion of the spiritual foundation to Aikido, and I posit its reconstruction using the moving version of a meditative modality called Aikizen. --Ralph Pettman

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    British Aikido History

    Wed, 04/28/2021 - 07:56
    British Aikido History
    From: Henry Ellis posted on 28. Apr 2021, 06:56am
    URL: https://www.amazon.co.uk/British-Aikido-History-pioneers-Kenshiro/dp/B08Y49S8TR

    The book `British Aikido History` The story of two pioneers from the Kenshiro Abbe Era 1950s - The book, published by Amazon on the 7th March 2021 - Many old photos - stories - anecdotes to give the reader a taste of those early days. The B/W version is £6-35p also available a colour version at £27-00. please visit Amazon Aikido Books, see top of books image [Look inside ] see a free preview. Regards Henry Ellis Co-author " British Aikido History".

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