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Maybe I should have entered into the field of philosophy instead. The spiritual side of me is more emphasized than the physical side.

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 kisshoamru love.

It cannot be a martial art of violence. For this reason, aikido aikifo be said to be another manifestation of the Creator of the Universe.

In other words, aikido is like a giant immense in nature. Therefore, in aikido, Heaven and Earth become the training grounds. The state of mind of the aikidoist must be peaceful and totally non-violent. That is to say, that special state of mind which brings violence into a state of harmony.

And this I think is the kixshomaru spirit of Japanese martial arts. We have been given this earth to transform into a heaven on earth. War-like activity is totally out of place.

Indeed, it is quite different. If we look back over time, we see how kissshomaru martial arts have been abused. This I think was totally inappropriate. Since I myself taught martial arts to be used for the purpose of killing others to soldiers during the War, I became deeply troubled after the conflict ended.

This motivated me to discover the true spirit of aikido seven years ago, at which time I came upon the idea of building a heaven on earth. The reason for this resolution was that although heaven and earth i. Ksishomaru of all, we must change this situation. The realization of this mission is the path kisshomatu the evolution of universal humanity.

When I came to kisshoamru realization, I concluded that the true state of aikido is love and harmony. I was studying aikido in order to serve my country. Thus, the spirit of aikido can only be love and harmony. Aikido was born in accordance with the principles and workings of the Universe. Therefore, it is a budo martial art of absolute victory.

It only seems to be mystical. In aikido we utilize the power of the opponent completely. So the more power the opponent uses, the easier it is for you. In aikido, there is absolutely no attack. To attack means that the spirit has already lost. We adhere to the principle of absolute non-resistance, kisshomafu is to say, we do not oppose the attacker.


Thus, there is no opponent in aikido.

The victory in aikido is masakatsu agatsu correct victory, self-victory ; since you win over everything in accordance with the mission of heaven, you possess absolute strength. It is not a question of either sensen no sen or sen no sen.

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If I were to try to verbalize it I would say that you control your opponent without trying to control him. That is, the state of continuous victory.

In this sense, there is no opponent in aikido. Even if you have an opponent, he becomes a part of you, a partner you control only. There are about 3, basic techniques, and each one of them has 16 variations… so there are many thousands. Depending on the situation, you create new ones.

At about the age of 14 or However, I thought there might be a true form of budo elsewhere. I tried Hozoin-ryu sojitsu and kendo. But all of these arts are concerned with one-to-one combat forms and they could not satisfy me. So I visited many parts of the country seeking the Way and training, but all in vain. Yes, the search for the true budo. When I used to go to other schools I would never challenge the sensei of the dojo. An individual in charge of a dojo is burdened with many things, so it is very hard for him to display his true ability.

I would pay him the proper respects and learn from him. If I judged myself superior, I would again pay him my respects and return home. As I said before, I went to many places seeking the true budo. Then, when I was about 30 years old, I settled in Hokkaido.

He taught Daito-ryu jujutsu. During the 30 days in which I leamed from him I felt something like an inspiration. Later, I invited this teacher to my home and together with 15 or 16 of my employees became a student seeking the essence of budo.

It happened this way. My father became critically ill in I requested leave from Takeda Sensei and set out for my home. On my way home, I was told that if one went to Ayabe near Kyoto and dedicated a prayer then any disease would be cured.

So, I went there and met Onisaburo Deguchi. Afterwards, when I arrived home, I learned that my father was already dead. Even though I had met Deguchi Sensei only once, I decided to kisshomark to Ayabe with my family and I ended up staying until the latter part of the Taisho period around Yes… at that time I was about 40 years old.


Biography of Kisshomaru Ueshiba, Second Doshu of Aikido –

One day I was drying myself off by the well. Suddenly, a cascade of blinding golden flashes came down from the sky enveloping my body. Then immediately my body became larger and larger, attaining the size of the entire Universe. While overwhelmed by this experience I suddenly realized that one should not think of trying to win. The form of budo must be love. One should live in love.

This ,isshomaru aikido and this is the old form of the posture in kenjutsu. After this realization I was overjoyed and could not hold back the tears. As I remember… Deguchi Sensei went to Mongolia in in order to accomplish his goal of a greater Asian community in line with the national policy.

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I accompanied him on his request even though I was asked to enter the army. We traveled in Mongolia and Manchuria. While in the latter country, we encountered a group of mounted bandits and heavy shooting broke out. I returned their fire with a mauser and then proceeded to run into the midst of the bandits, attacking them fiercely, kiswhomaru they dispersed.

I succeeded in escaping danger. Since that incident I have been to Manchuria quite often. I aiiido an advisor on martial arts for the Shimbuden organization kisshpmaru well as for Kenkoku University in Mongolia.

For this reason, I have been well received there. I met him when we were making the rounds after a celebration marking the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the government of Manchuria. How about testing yourself against him?

I was then introduced to him. Finally, we ended up pitting our strength against each other.

Even Tenryu seemed surprised at this. As a result of that experience he became a student of aikido. He was a good man. Yes, for quite a long time. Starting in misshomaru or 28, for a period of about 10 years I was a part-time professor at the Naval Academy. I have taught quite often for the military, beginning with the Naval Academy around In about or I started a martial arts class at Toyama School for the army. Then in I taught aikido to students of the Military Police Academy.

It was to test my strength. It kissho,aru at the tirne when I started to teach aikido to military police. One evening while I was walking through the training grounds, Kisxhomaru felt something strange going on. I felt that something was up.