“Remembering O-Sensei is a remarkable book. As a wide variety of Aikidoists with a multiplicity of viewpoints give voice to their memories, an increasingly distinct and vivid image of this fascinating martial artist emerges. Reading this book, I came to know O-Sensei as never before. I literally couldn’t put it down.”—George Leonard, author of Mastery and The Way of Aikido.
“Morihei Ueshiba, the Founder of Aikido, was an invincible warrior, a true visionary, and great mystic but he was also a warm and compassionate human being. This collection of reminiscences by some of his closest disciples and acquaintances brings Morihei the man to life, and presents his inspiring message in a concrete and intimate manner. Remembering O-Sensei is a delight to read and a joy to contemplate.”—John Stevens, author of Budo Secrets.
“Susan Perry has performed a valuable service by collecting personal experiences with O-Sensei from many of his students and the people who were privileged to meet him. Ms. Perry’s collection shows his many faces and brings him alive to the students who are now studying Aikido and trying to follow in his footsteps.”—Mitsugi Saotome, author of Aikido and the Harmony of Nature.
“Fascinating, inspiring, engaging, Susan Perry’s Remembering O-Sensei offers everyone insight into the mind and heart of the founder of Aikido. Reading it, I once again felt I was in the presence of O-Sensei.”—Mary Heiny, Aikido sixth-degree black belt.