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Aikido in Real Life

Aikido in Real Life 

by Yoshigasaki Sensei:


“There are many questions in this world and in human beings. 


The human brain imagines, so human beings cannot see the reality but imagine the world and themselves in order to act. If the imagination is good, they act in a good way. If the imagination is bad, they do bad things. If the imagination is wrong, they make mistakes. Science is also a system based on imagination and so it cannot understand the reality. Science can only understand a part of the reality which can be measured by a machine. That is why science can create very good things and very bad things. What can we do about ourselves and the world?

The only way is to create more imagination so that we have a possibility of having better imagination. Actually, human beings have unconsciously known this, and the way was called art. Art is an activity to create imagination, through the act of expressing imagination. In their origins, both science and mathematics were also arts until the era of Leonardo da Vinci. Later, mathematics and science were mainly used only to produce technology and machines. Aikido as an “Art of Life” is an activity to make one’s life as an art. The whole activity of one’s life must become an art. You must try to understand your own imagination at each moment by knowing what you are doing. Aikido training has the ability to help develop this.” 


Kenjiro Yoshigasaki, September 2020

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You can choose between hardcover and paperback.


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The book are available in Croatian as well (sold via Aikido Društvo Zagreb).

Later on also in Spanish via Lulu.


Beginning of 2024, the book will also be available as an e-book (in English).




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