Interested in the History of Aikido? Check out this blog!

I have been reading up on Aikido (a martial art I have studied in the past) and on its history for some time. I have yet to find a blog as informative, careful, well-written, perceptive, and accurate on the history of Aikido–albeit perhaps somewhat controversial–as the Aikido Sangenkai Blog. If you are interested in the history of Aikido, in Daito-ryu Aikijujuts, in aiki, internal power, Morihei Ueshiba, etc., then you MUST become a regular reader of this blog! I would even recommend contributing financially to their fine work, as I mentioned on my Facebook community page. I will be posting on some of this material more in the future. Although I have studied Aikido, and have taught some what might be called Aikijujutsu (since Aikido is a trademarked style), I have some knowledge of these things…but I am learning a lot more. I have recently met some people who have developed more aiki power than I have ever experienced outside of the Chinese internal martial arts (where they wouldn’t call it aiki), and it is causing me to rethink some things. I’ll post more on that later. I would also recommend reading a book I came across, but it prohibitively expensive from sellers, called Hidden in Plain Sight: Tracing the Roots of Ueshiba Morihei’s Power. If you can find a copy of this, I highly recommend reading it, controversial as it is…but then, I was never one to avoid controversy.

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Interested in the History of Aikido? Check out this blog!