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The Art of Peace (Shambhala Pocket Classics)

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The Art of Peace (Shambhala Pocket Classics)

By  Morihei Ueshiba , Translated by  John Stevens
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These inspirational teachings show that the real way of the warrior is based on compassion, wisdom, fearlessness, and love of nature. Drawn from the talks and writings of Morihei Ueshiba, founder of the popular Japanese martial art known as Aikido, The Art of Peace, presented here in a pocket-sized edition, offers a nonviolent way to victory and a convincing counterpoint to such classics as Musashi's Book of Five Rings and Sun Tzu's Art of War.

Morihei Ueshiba (1883–1969) was the founder of Aikido. At age eighteen, Ueshiba joined the Japanese military, during which time he also developed his skills in the martial arts. He eventually left the military, deeply discouraged by the death and destruction that results from combat. Ueshiba continued to experiment with a variety of martial arts, finding particular joy in the spiritual aspects of martial arts. He came to believe that a real warrior was one who was rooted in love, and it was in this spirit that he began to develop Aikido, a martial art that emphasizes harmony and the peaceful resolution of conflict.

ISBN: 9780877738510

ISBN-10: 9780877738510

Publisher: Shambhala

Publication Date: 11/10/1992 - 12:00am

On Sale: 11/10/1992 - 12:00am

Pages: 128

Language: English


Philosophy / Eastern

Sports & Recreation / Martial Arts & Self-Defense

Philosophy / Mind & Body