The Wide Influence of Ueshiba

Aikido has spread throughout the world and has formed many sub groupings. The message of harmlessness and do not attack underpins its philosophy. I can thoroughly recommend “The Secret Teachings of Aikido” by Morihei Ueshiba. It is a work of deep esoteric insight and shows that the intellect of the founder of Aikido was substantive and agile.

It is possible that he was one of the fourth root race adepts mentioned in the previous post and he most certainly did found a school. The impact is global.

I am, perhaps three people “away” from Ueshiba. My sensei in London worked with Kenji Tomiki, who was one of Ueshiba’s early students. I was taught elements of the Kodokan Goshin Jutsu and adapted forms of Tomiki Aikido.

A while back I studied Japanese mythology and creation myths, and this helps understand the Shinto influence in Ueshiba’s opus.

There are knuckle heads who claim Aikido does not “work” against MMA, but this is rather missing the point. The message of Aikido is not beat, break, maim and win.

It is flow…

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