“Every second holds an information packet from the past… a gift to us in the present,” by Stanley Pranin

Many AJ readers are discovering the aikido of Morihei Ueshiba O-Sensei for the first time through the medium of photos. Did you know that every second of video holds 30 frames of images? This is a virtually inexhaustible source of material for us to scan for gems of wisdom.

Four hours or so of video — the approximate amount of film of the Founder in our archives — yields over 400,000 images. The surviving film of the masters thus offers us many millions of still photos to analyze and learn from.

It only takes access to these documents, and the energy and foresight to mine them, for the past to reveal its secrets. We provide the access…

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