Kobukan Dojo Prodigy! A Biography of Rinjiro Shirata – Part 2, by Kozo Kaku

This is Part 2 of the fascinating biography of Aikido Great Rinjiro Shirata, 9th dan. “”Genuine budo is something that comes from the kami. The meaning of the character “bu” [武] is to stop a spear, and the art of destructive killing is not genuine bu. No, genuine budo is definitely the path of crushing evil and spreading truth which causes the arts of destruction to perish and manifests the divine will of the kami on earth… “

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