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Sensei and His People

Author : Yoshie Sugihara
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This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1969.

Complete Aikido

Author : Roy Suenaka
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Master the techniques of aikido with this illustrated martial arts guide. Complete Aikido is the authoritative text on this enlightening martial art and self-defense system. This definitive aikido guide is packed with history and philosophy, and offers precise descriptions with over 400 photographs illustrating the correct—and incorrect—way to execute aikido techniques. In the almost thirty years since the death of aikido founder Morihei Ueshiba O'Sensei, his many students have spread his philosophy and vision across the world, including author Roy Suenaka. Complete Aikido provides insights into the three leading styles of this Japanese martial art: the original art developed by founder Morihei Ueshiba O'Sensei, the Shin-Shin Toitsu aikido of Koichi Tohei Sensei, and the Suenaka-ha Tetsugaku-ho aikido of Roy Suenaka Sensei. Both a fascinating martial biography and a comprehensive instructional manual, this aikido book is a must for all practitioners seeking the way of harmony.

This is Reiki

Author : Frank Arjava Petter
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This is the very first title containing all available knowledge about the origins and history of traditional Reiki. Designed as a reference manual for teachers and trainers, it presents at the same time a comprehensive and practical introduction to Reiki.

Hidden in Plain Sight

Author : Ellis Amdur
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Ellis Amdur's writing on martial arts has been groundbreaking. In Dueling with O-sensei, he challenged practitioners that the moral dimension of martial arts is expressed in acts of integrity, not spiritual platitudes and the deification of fantasized warrior-sages. In Old School, he applied both academic rigor and keen observation towards some of the classical martial arts of Japan, leavening his writing with vivid descriptions of many of the actual practitioners of these wonderful traditions. His first edition of Hidden in Plain Sight was a discussion of esoteric training methods once common, but now all but lost within Japanese martial arts. These methodologies encompassed mental imagery, breath-work, and a variety of physical techniques, offering the potential to develop skills and power sometimes viewed as nearly superhuman. Usually believed to be the provenance of Chinese martial arts, Amdur asserted that elements of such training still remain within a few martial traditions: literally, 'hidden in plain sight.' Two-thirds larger, this second edition is so much more. Amdur digs deep into the past, showing the complexity of human strength, its adaptation to varying lifestyles, and the nature of physical culture pursued for martial ends. Amdur goes into detail concerning varieties of esoteric power training within martial arts, culminating in a specific methodology known as 'six connections' or 'internal strength.' With this discussion as a baseline, he then discusses the transfer of esoteric power training from China to various Japanese jujutsu systems as well as Japanese swordsman-ship emanating from the Kurama traditions. Finally, he delves into the innovative martial tradition of Daito-ryu and its most important offshoot, aikido, showing how the mercurial, complicated figures of Takeda Sokaku and Morihei Ueshiba were less the embodiment of something new, than a re-imagining of their past.

The Japanese Professor

Author : Gregory S. Poole
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This book describes the resulting cultural debates and competing discourses that surround the key concepts in the work-life of Japanese professors.

Higher Education in East Asia

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Although scholars in various academic fields have a keen interest in the social institutions that reproduce the university system, generally their gaze has been averted from a close analysis of the professors themselves.

Sensei of Shambala

Author : Anastasia Novykh
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A 16-year-old girl who suddenly encounters death reconsiders her own life and searches for answers to the everlasting questions: "What are we living for? What is the sense of life? Who am I really? She finds answers from a most erudite man, the martial-arts master Sensei.

A Savitri Dictionary

Author : Rand Hicks
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Sri M.P. Pandit said of this work “Readers will be grateful to Rand Hicks for his labour of love in compiling these words in Savitri, used in a special sense, and presenting them dictionary-wise to facilitate easy reference. He has also added words that are likely to hold up a reader with an average knowledge of English.” The standard format used by Rand in this work is to set forth the word in alphabetica order, provide a reference for where in the text it appears (book, canto, line) and then to provide the definition within the context of the text. Rand Hicks is the guiding light at the Integral Knowledge Study Center in Pensacola, Florida. In his own quiet and persistent way, he provides an atmosphere of dedication and focus that uplifts those who come in contact with him. He recognized the need to aid those reading Sri Aurobindo’s Savitri: A Legend and a Symbol to enter into the precise and subtle uses of language that Sri Aurobindo employs, and to that end he developed a dictionary format with these terms defined briefly.

Being and Becoming a Speaker of Japanese

Author : Andrea Simon-Maeda
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In this postmodernist addition to diary studies in SLA and applied linguistics, an autoethnographic approach is used to highlight the mutually constitutive relationship of language acquisition, sociocultural contexts, and L2 identities. The personalized account of the author's Japanese as a second language development is skilfully interwoven with ethnographic details and introspective commentary.

Primary School in Japan

Author : Peter Cave
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The balance between individual independence and social interdependence is a perennial debate in Japan. A series of educational reforms since 1990, including the implementation of a new curriculum in 2002, has been a source of fierce controversy. This book, based on an extended, detailed study of two primary schools in the Kinki district of Japan, discusses these debates, shows how reforms have been implemented at the school level, and explores how the balance between individuality and social interdependence is managed in practice. It discusses these complex issues in relation to personal identity within the class and within the school, in relation to gender issues, and in relation to the teaching of specific subjects, including language, literature and mathematics. The book concludes that, although recent reforms have tended to stress individuality and independence, teachers in primary schools continue to balance the encouragement of individuality and self-direction with the development of interdependence and empathy.