Recommended reading: “Founder of Aikido (42): Passing On” by Kisshomaru Ueshiba

The article below has been selected from the extensive archives of the Online Aikido Journal. We believe that an informed readership with knowledge of the history, techniques and philosophy of aikido is essential to the growth of the art and its adherence to the principles espoused by Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba.

In April of 1959 the publication of the “Aikido Shimbun” (Aikido Newspaper) began. When the first issue appeared the Founder was in an unusually good mood and jokingly encouraged us to make the newspaper become as big as the Asahi or Yomiuri publications. The Founder published his oral “Dowa” and “Dobun” serially each month until just before his death. They left a deep impression on the minds of readers.

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  1. …here’s a challenge – anybody have a complete set and want to translate/publish those words of the Founder?

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