The Heart Of Aikido

by Morihei Ueshiba

Morihei Ueshiba was the founder of the martial art Aikido. Here are some basic concepts from his book: “The Heart of Aikido”

Enter. When confronted by an opponent, enter his mind, the space and body to neutralize his attack.

Speed. Entering the opponent quickly, like thunder or lightning.

Guide. After entering, move your opponent’s mind and body. Guide him.

Distance. The distance between you and your opponent is both physical and spiritual. Stay centered while you measure this distance.