Teachings of Ueshiba Morihei Sensei

O'senseiNathan Scott, from Tsuki Kage Dojo, has compiled the teachings of O’Sensei that can be found in the literature (of special importance are the texts written by O’Sensei himself) and put them together in his website for us to enjoy… and for some to be annoyed.

The compilation can be found at http://www.tsuki-kage.com/ueshiba.html and contains quotes from “Budo Renshu” and “Budo” from O’Sensei, “Traditional Aikido” from Morihiro Saito, “Total Aikido” and “Aikido Shugyo” from Gozo Shioda, and “The Founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba” from Kisshomaru Ueshiba.

Ueshiba Morihei Sensei, founder of Aikido, has been often quoted and even more often written about by those that study Aikido. However, the choice of material quoted and discussed is almost exclusively in regards to his background or spiritual teachings. The following translations of his writings and lectures from the pre-WWII era are rarely acknowledged or discussed, and as such have been re-printed here to offer a bit of balance and perspective to those currently studying or researching Aikido.

Se vuelve a publicar "Aikido: Its Heart & Appearance" por Morihiro Saito

Estamos de suerte. Acabo de leer en Aikido Journal que se acaba de lanzar una nueva edición de “Aikido: Its Heart & Appearance” del Maestro Saito.

El libro se puede pedir a través de Aikido Journal o de aikidostore.com en Suecia.

Los contenidos son:

  • Foreword by Morihiro Saito Shihan
  • Training Method
    • Basic Information
      • Manners – Moving on knees – How to hold the sword – Uses of “sword-edge” of hand – Atemi
    • Basic Movements
      • Body turning – Posture and Hitoemi – Irimi
  • Aiki Techniques
    • Aiki Fencing Art
      • Sword-swinging exercise – Suburi No.1- 7
      • Matching exercise – No. 1 – 7
    • Kokyu-ho
      • Standning – Against two-man attack – Sitting
  • Holding techiques
    • Dai-Ikkyo
      • Suwari-waza Shomen-uchi omote-waza and ura-waza
      • Tachi-waza Shomen-uchi omote-waza and ura-waza
      • Ushiro Ryote-dori
      • Henka-waza
    • Dai-Nikyo
      • Shomen-uchi omote-waza and ura-waza
      • Mune-dori (1) and (2)
    • Dai-Sankyo
      • Shomen-uchi Omote-waza and Ura-waza
      • Henka-waza (1) and (2)
      • Tsuki Henka-waza
      • Tachi-dori
    • Dai-Yonkyo
      • Shomen-uchi Omote-waza and Ura-waza
      • Tachi-dori
    • Dai-Gokyo
      • Yokumen-uchi Omote-waza and Ura-waza
      • Henka-waza
  • Throwing exercise
    • Shiho-nage
      • Principle of Ken
      • Katate-dori Ura-waza
    • Irimi-nage
      • Hanmi-Handachi
      • Shomen-uchi
      • Tachi-dori
      • Henka-waza
    • Kotegaeshi
      • Principle of Ken
      • Tachi-dori
      • Tsuki
      • Varied exercise No. 1 and No. 2
    • Koshi-nage
      • Mune-dori
      • Ushiro Mune-dori
      • Ushiro Mune-dori when pulled back
      • Ushiro Ryote-dori
    • Jyujigarami
      • Mune-dori
      • Ushiro Ryote-dori
    • Kaiten-nage
      • Inward
    • Tenchi-nage
  • Flow of “Ki”
  • Happo-giri
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Libros Gratis Web

Navegando por la red he encontrado www.librosgratisweb.com, una web que, como su propio nombre indica, permite descargar un buen volumen de libros en español en formato pdf. Desde Julio Cortazar hasta Isaac Asimov. Desde San Agustín hasta H.P. Lovecraft. Desde “Conan el Aventurero” hasta “Macbeth”. Desde “Los hermanos Karamazov” hasta “Así habló Zaratustra”

Si no he contado mal, son 3586 libros de 979 autores a día de hoy, lo cual no es moco de pavo. Cada vez hay menos excusas para no leer.

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Katori Shinto Ryu: Warrior Tradition

Koryu.com has finally released the all too expected book on Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu written by Soke Risuke Otake. For a long time, “The Deity and the Sword” has been listed for up to USD500 in some online stores, so for all of you that didn’t want to spend that lot of money this is great news. This one-volume 336-pager is based on the earlier 3-volume work, reedited and redesigned, and for a much cheaper price.

This book contains a lot on history of the School, the techniques and the strategy for which it is famous. Some extra information about the more esoteric principles (such as the kuji in) can also be found in this great work.

More information at http://koryu.com/store/katori-shinto-ryu.html.

Bule Gila

Tales of a Dutch Barman in Jakarta
By Bartele Santema

bule gila (BU-leh GEE-lah) n Indonesian for “crazy foreigner”

In a secluded corner of a shopping and entertainment complex in Jakarta lies a bar called BuGils. BuGils, a contraction of bule and gila (in addition to being the Indonesian word for ‘naked’), has had the honor of hosting the most colorful collection of locals and foreigners Jakarta has ever seen. The manager of BuGils, Bartele Santema, has spent five years amongst these creatures and with a keen eye and sharp wit observed and documented their curious behavior.

The Colonel who upsets everyone. The Brit who buys used socks. The second-hand newspaper seller who is smelled before he is seen. The cook who moonlights as a mystic. The Dutchman who gets new teeth. All of these – and more – make up this collection of riotously funny stories of life in Jakarta as seen through the eyes of a foreigner.

Bartele Santema, originally from Friesland, has been in Indonesia since 1990 and is currently manager of BuGils, an Amsterdam-style bar he started in 2000. Bart is also the publisher of the popular Expat Newsletter, a bi-weekly email that combines Indonesia-related news and his own skewed opinions on current events. To subscribe, visit www.bartele.com or send an email to bartele@bugils.com.

You can get your copy from Amazon.com.