John Stevens

John Stevens, b. 1947, (7th dan, Aikikai; Professor of Buddhist Studies, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan) is the world's leading author on the study and practice Aikido. He has written a dozen of books on Aikido including Aikido: The way of the harmony, Invincible Warrior: The Bibliography of Morihei Ueshiba, The Esence of Aikido, The Secrets of Aikido and his latest book The Philosophy of Aikido. Prof. Stevens has lived in Japan since 1973, and trained for many years under Shirata Rinjiro Sensei, one of the great modern Aikido masters. Prof. Stevens teaches Classical Aikido, a complete system emphasizing misogi, kotodama, and the unity of aiki-ken, aiki-jo, and taijutsu (body arts).

John Stevens, nar. 1947, (7. dan aikikai; profesor buddhistických studií na Tohoku University v Sendai v Japonsku) je předním světovým autorem knih o studiu a cvičení aikido. Napsal více jak desítku knih, např. Aikido: The way of the harmony, Invincible Warrior: The Bibliography of Morihei Ueshiba, The Esence of Aikido, The Secrets of Aikido, The Philosophy of Aikido. Profesor Stevens žije v Japonsku od roku 1973, jeho dlouholetým učitelem aikido byl Rinjiro Shirata, jeden z Osenseiových žáků. John Stevens učí klasické aikido - ucelený systém včetně misogi, kotodamy, aiki-ken, aiki-jo a taijustsu.

Historie seminářů Johna Stevense v Čechách / John Stevens's seminars in CZ

Fotografie ze seminářů Johna Stevense / pictures from the seminars

Radio interview with John Stevens

Interview with John Stevens at Aikido World Journal

John Stevens's blog

Classical aikido: Seattle, Maastricht, Haag, Limburg

Bibliografie / Books

1977 1983 1984
One Robe, One Bowl
The Zen Poetry of Ryokan
By Ryokan, John Stevens
Paperback / Weatherhill / 88 pages / 5 1/4 X 8 1/4"
Zen and the art of calligraphy : the essence of sho
By Omori Sogen and Terayama Katsujo
Translated by John Stevens
Paperback / Routledge & Kegan Paul / 115 pages / 25 cm

Aikido: The Way of Harmony
By Shirata Rinjiro, John Stevens
Paperback / Shambhala Publications / 208 pages / 8-1/2 X 11"
1985 1987 1988

Zen Guide: Where to Meditate in Japan
By Martin Roth, John Stevens
Paperback / Weatherhill / 152 pages / 5.5 x 7.2"

Abundant Peace
By John Stevens
Paperback / Shambhala / 144 pages / 8 1 X 11"

The Marathon Monks of Mount Hiei
By John Stevens
Photographs by Tadashi Namba
Paperback / Shambhala / 158 pages / 28 cm
1990 1992 1994
Lust for Enlightenment
Buddhism and Sex
By John Stevens
Paperback / Shambhala / 200 pages / 6 x 9"

Art of Peace (Shambhala Pocket Classics)
Teachings of the Founder of Aikido
By Morihei Ueshiba
Edited by John Stevens
Translated by John Stevens
Paperback / Shambhala / 128 pages / 3 x 4-1/2"
The Sword of No-Sword
Life of the Master Warrior Tesshu
By John Stevens
Paperback / Shambhala / 184 pages / 7 x 10"
1995 1996 1996
Three Budo Masters
Jigoro Kano, Gishin Funakoshi, Morihei Ueshiba
By John Stevens
Paperback / Kodansha International / 176 pages / 7.4 x 4.5"

Budo: Teachings of the Founder of Aikido
By Morihei Ueshiba
Introduction by Kisshomaru Ueshiba
Paperback / Kodansha International / 132 pages / 182 x 257mm
Sacred Calligraphy of the East
Third Edition, Revised and Expanded
By John Stevens
Paperback / Shambhala / 224 pages / 8-1/2 X 11"
1996 1997 1998

The Shambala Guide to Aikido
By John Stevens
Paperback / Shambhala / 144 pages / 6 x 9"

Secrets of Aikido
By John Stevens
Paperback / Shambhala / 160 pages / 11.0 x 8.6 x 0.5 inches

The Essence of Aikido: Spiritual Teachings of Morihei Ueshiba
Spiritual Teachings of Morihei Ueshiba
By Morihei Ueshiba
Compiled by John Stevens
Paperback / Kodansha International / 200 pages / 182 x 257mm
1999 1999 1999

Invincible Warrior
A Pictorial Biography of Morihei Ueshiba, Founder of Aikido
By John Stevens
Paperback / Shambhala / 272 pages / 6" by 9"

The Cosmic Embrace: An Illustrated Guide to Sacred Sex
An Illustrated Guide to Sacred Sex
By John Stevens
Hardcover / Shambhala / 128 pages / 8.0 x 6.5"

Zen Masters: A Maverick, a Master of Masters, and a Wandering Poet
Ikkyu, Hakuin, Ryokan
By John Stevens
Paperback / Kodansha International / 161 pages / 7.4 x 5.1"
2000 2002 2002

The Philosophy of Aikido
By John Stevens
Hardcover / Kodansha International / 132 pages / 8 1 X 11"
Budo Secrets
By John Stevens
Hardcover / Shambhala Publications / 128 pages / 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
The Art of Peace
Teachings of the Founder of Aikido
By Morihei Ueshiba
Edited by John Stevens
Paperback / Shambhala / 112 pages / 6 x 9"
2002 2004 2004
Wild Ways: Zen poems of Ikkyu
By Ikkyu
Translated by John Stevens
Paperback / White Pine Press / 128 pages / 6.5 x 5.7"
The Art of Aikido
Principles and Essential Techniques
Kisshomaru Ueshiba, preface by Moriteru Ueshiba
Translated by John Stevens
Paperback / Kodansha International / ??? pages / 182 x 257mm
Zen Brushwork
Focusing the Mind with Calligraphy and Painting
Tanchu Terayama
Translated by Thomas F. Judge, John Stevens
Paperback / Kodansha International / ??? pages / 182 x 257mm
2004 2004 2005
Training with the Master
Lessons with Morihei Ueshiba, Founder of Aikido
By Walther v. Krenner, John Stevens
Hardcover / Shambhala / 176 pages / 8-1/8" by 9 1"
Dewdrops on a Lotus Leaf
Zen Poems of Ryokan
Illustrated by Koshi no Sengai
Translated by John Stevens
Paperback / Shambhala / 120 pages / 5 x 7 1/4"
The Art of Peace
By Morihei Ueshiba
Edited by John Stevens
Translated by John Stevens
Hardcover / Shambhala / 208 pages / 7.1 x 5.2"
2005 2007 2008

Lotus Moon: The Poetry of Rengetsu (Companions for the Journey)
By Rengetsu
Translated by John Stevens
Paperback / White Pine Press / 128 pages / 7.0 x 5.1"

Zen Bow, Zen Arrow: The Life and Teachings of Awa Kenzo, the Archery Master from "Zen in the Art of Archery"
By John Stevens
Hardcover / Shambhala Publications / 128 pages / 5 x 7-1/4

The Secret Teachings of Aikido
Morihei Ueshiba, Moriteru Ueshiba
Translated by John Stevens
Hardcover / Kodansha International / 152 pages / 190 x 260 mm
2009 2010  

Mountain Tasting: Haiku and Journals of Santoka Taneda (Companions for the Journey)
Santoka Taneda
Translated by John Stevens
Paperback / White Pine Press / 200 pages

The Heart of Aikido: The Philosophy of Takemusu Aiki
Morihei Ueshiba
Translated by John Stevens
Hardcover / Kodansha International / 144 pages

The Art of Peace
Morihei Ueshiba
Translated by John Stevens
Hardcover+CD / Shambhala / 192 pages
     

Tantra of the Tachikawa Ryu: Secret Sex Teachings of the Buddha
John Stevens
Paperback / Stone Bridge Press / 72 pages

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