Feb
25

Recommended reading: “Interview with Morihei Ueshiba and Kisshomaru Ueshiba”

The article below with Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba and his son, Second Doshu Kisshomaru Ueshiba, 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.

O-Sensei: In my opinion, it can be said to be the true martial art. The reason for this is that it is a martial art based on universal truth. This Universe is composed of many different parts, and yet the Universe as a whole is united as a family and symbolizes the ultimate state of peace. Holding such a view of the Universe, aikido cannot be anything but a martial art of love. It cannot be a martial art of violence. For this reason, aikido can be said to be another manifestation of the Creator of the Universe.

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Comments

  1. Brett Jackson says:

    A wonderful interview with O’Sensei. Is there any better? All the keys to understanding. Victory over oneself.