May
23

Recommended reading: “Morihei Ueshiba and Onisaburo Deguchi” by Stanley Pranin

Onisaburo Deguchi (1871-1948)

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.

If Sokaku Takeda can be said to have provided the technical basis for the later development of aikido, it was Onisaburo Deguchi, leader of the Omoto sect, who offered the key spiritual insights that struck a responsive chord in the religiously oriented Morihei. This article focuses on the relationship between the Aikido Founder and Onisaburo, which had a major bearing on the spiritual thinking of Morihei and the ethical framework of aikido.

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