世界160万人愛好! 合気道家必携のバイブル英訳版「合気道 稽古とこころ」発売!

「合気道 稽古とこころ 現代に生きる調和の武道」の英訳版「Aikido, the Contemporary Martial Art of Harmony;Training Methods and Spiritual Teachings」が発売!

著者は合気道の三代目宗家・植芝守央道主。140の国と地域、160万人に愛好される合気道。その技と稽古の根底に流れる精神、実生活でも活かされる武道の心を説き明かす。
歴代道主の著書は多数の言語に翻訳され、海外の合気道愛好家の間でもロングセラーとなっている。
本書はAmazonをはじめとするネット書店、kindle、koboなどの電子書籍で全世界で購入可能。また国内の主要な洋書取り扱い書店などでも購入可能。

The author is Aikido’s third Doshu of Aikido,Ueshiba Moriteu.
Aikido loved by 1.6 million people in 140 countries and regions. Explain the technique, the spirit that flows through the practice, and the spirit of martial arts that can be used in real life.
His books have been translated into many languages and has become a long seller among Aikido lovers overseas.
This book can be purchased worldwide through e-books such as Amazon and other online bookstores, kindle and kobo. It can also be purchased at major bookstores in Japan.

【Introduction】
Aikido, the Contemporary Martial Art of Harmony: Training Methods and Spiritual Teachings is an introductory book on aikido, which is now enthusiastically practiced at 2,400 dojos in Japan and in 140 countries and regions in the world. Moriteru Ueshiba, the author and Doshu [leader of the head family] of aikido, explains in easy-to-understand words the philosophy, techniques, and training methods of aikido which are designed to enable its trainees to transcend contests and conflicts and to develop themselves mentally and physically in perfect harmony with each other in training. The reader, even without any knowledge or substantial experience of aikido training, will understand what this wonderful martial art is all about.

【Contents】
◆Preface
◆The History of Aikido
Accumulation of Small Things
Morihei Ueshiba, the Founder of Aikido
Kisshomaru, the Second Doshu’s Hope of ‘Making Aikido Accessible to the General Public’
The First Public Demonstration
Promotion Through Publication
Expansion of the Organization
Globalization of Aikido: A Silver Bridge

◆Training Methods and Spiritual Teachings of Aikido 
The Essence of Aikido as a Contemporary Martial Art Is Love 
The Guidelines for Practicing Aikido
The Ideals of Aikido Lie in Its Training Methodology Itself
The Importance of Keeping an Open Mind 
Posture and Stance 
Basic Body Movements― Irimi, Tenkan, Tenshin, and Tenkai 
Kokyu-Ryoku and Kokyu-Ho 
Omote [Front] and Ura [Back] Techniques 
Oneness with Heaven and Earth and Agreement with the Law of Nature
Physical Improvement Through Practice
An Overall Ability Displayed as a Result of Consistent  and  Arduous Training
The Essence Lies in the Basics
Tight Training and Soft Training
There Is No Completion in Technical Training
Why We Keep on with Training
Aikido Has No Contest
The Japanese Spirit
After the Repetition of Forms Your Originality Starts Shining
All You Need to Do to Improve Your Aikido Skills Is to Practice Aikido
Perform Normally at Examination and Demonstration
Can We Get Strong by Practicing Aikido?
What Begins with Courtesy Ends with Courtesy
Do Not Ask for Immediate Results
Respect to Predecessors

◆The Tradition of Aikido
My Grandfather: Morihei Ueshiba
My Father: Kisshomaru Ueshiba
The Greatest Turning Point after the War
Going Forward Together 
A Member of the Ueshiba Family Should Take Charge of Training at the Hombu Dojo Once a Day
What It Means for a Direct Descendent to Take over the Tradition of Aikido
Culture in Dojo
The Hombu Dojo of Aikido
Resolution
How I Started Teaching 
Strength and Generosity Acquired Through Hardships 
My Greatest Ordeal
Succession to the Position of Doshu
Practicing ‘Wa’ 

Moriteru Ueshiba (1951- ) Doshu of Aikido
1951  Born on April 2nd as the second son of Kisshomaru Ueshiba the second Doshu of aikido.
1976  Graduated from the Faculty of Economics, Meiji Gakuin University.
1985  Took office as Managing Director.
1986  Took office as Director of the Hombu Dojo of Aikido.
1996  Took office as Chief Director of the Aikikai Federation.
1999  Succeeded to the position of Doshu owing to the second Doshu’s death.
2004  Took office as special lecturer at Tohoku University.
2006  Received an Anchieta Medal of Brazil. Became emeritus visiting professor at  International Budo University.
2009  Was awarded the Order of Friendship from the Russian Federation.
2010  Took office as special invited professor at Kogakkan University (till 2017).
2012  Took office as Chief Director of the Aikikai Public Utility Foundation owing to the  change of status of Aikikai from an incorporated foundation to public utility foundation. Received the Gold Medal from University of Valencia.2013  Was conferred a Blue Ribbon Medal for his achievements of publicizing and promoting aikido. Filled many important posts including the Director of the Nippon Budokan Public Utility Foundation and Senator at International Budo University.