Beebe Brains 6/21/2017

Three exciting things are happening today!  I uploaded the original text in Japanese and the translation of Shirata sensei's essay. I created an account and link to Pateaon.  Hopefully this will help to sustain True Aiki into the future. I am leaving to teach again in the Netherlands and Spain.  I am looking forward to … Continue reading Beebe Brains 6/21/2017

Shirata Rinjiro’s Renewal Through Keiko: Download

Dear True Aiki Readers, Below you will find two links.  One is to a pdf of the original Japanese text and the other is to a Word Document of the translation by Mr. Douglas Walker. Both of these are being made freely available to all with the understanding and request that both pieces be used … Continue reading Shirata Rinjiro’s Renewal Through Keiko: Download

Last Part of Shirata Sensei’s Essay

Short Topic Introduction (Feel free to skip this if you read last week's) Due to the esoteric terms, analogies, and metaphors that Ueshiba Morihei commonly used in his lectures, many, if not most, of the individuals present at his lectures stated that they could not understand what it was he was talking about. These statements … Continue reading Last Part of Shirata Sensei’s Essay

Part 5 cont. and Part 6 – Shirata’s Essay Continues.

Short Topic Introduction (Feel free to skip this if you read last week's) Due to the esoteric terms, analogies, and metaphors that Ueshiba Morihei commonly used in his lectures, many, if not most, of the individuals present at his lectures stated that they could not understand what it was he was talking about. These statements … Continue reading Part 5 cont. and Part 6 – Shirata’s Essay Continues.

Part 5 of Shirata’s Essay : Aikido as Budo of Harmony, Aikido as Budo of Non-Resistance

Short Topic Introduction (Feel free to skip this if you read last week's) Due to the esoteric terms, analogies, and metaphors that Ueshiba Morihei commonly used in his lectures, many, if not most, of the individuals present at his lectures stated that they could not understand what it was he was talking about. These statements … Continue reading Part 5 of Shirata’s Essay : Aikido as Budo of Harmony, Aikido as Budo of Non-Resistance

Part 4 of Shirata’s Essay: Aikido as Aikido cont.

Short Topic Introduction (Feel free to skip this if you read last week's) Due to the esoteric terms, analogies, and metaphors that Ueshiba Morihei commonly used in his lectures, many, if not most, of the individuals present at his lectures stated that they could not understand what it was he was talking about. These statements … Continue reading Part 4 of Shirata’s Essay: Aikido as Aikido cont.

Part 3 of Shirata’s essay: “Aikido as Aikido”

Short Topic Introduction (Feel free to skip this if you read last week's) Due to the esoteric terms, analogies, and metaphors that Ueshiba Morihei commonly used in his lectures, many, if not most, of the individuals present at his lectures stated that they could not understand what it was he was talking about. These statements … Continue reading Part 3 of Shirata’s essay: “Aikido as Aikido”

Part 2 of Shirata’s Essay: CONCERNING AIKIDO

Short Topic Introduction (Feel free to skip this if you read last week's) Due to the esoteric terms, analogies, and metaphors that Ueshiba Morihei commonly used in his lectures, many, if not most, of the individuals present at his lectures stated that they could not understand what it was he was talking about. These statements … Continue reading Part 2 of Shirata’s Essay: CONCERNING AIKIDO

UESHIBA MORIHEI – What “No One” Could Understand.

Due to the esoteric terms, analogies, and metaphors that Ueshiba Morihei commonly used in his lectures, many, if not most, of the individuals present at his lectures stated that they could not understand what it was he was talking about.  These statements were so ubiquitous, that it became commonly assumed, or common “knowledge,” that nobody could … Continue reading UESHIBA MORIHEI – What “No One” Could Understand.

Big News! IT’S COMING!!

Within the next few days I am planning on publishing an essay that will be revolutionary   in the world of Aiki arts!  This essay was published over a decade ago in Japanese, but is hardly known even in Japan. It was translated into English by Mr. Douglas Walker.  I served Mr. Walker in the … Continue reading Big News! IT’S COMING!!