Miroslav Kodym: ZEN AND AIKIDO
Some basic principles of the East philosophical systems (Shintoism, Confuciasm, Buddhism, esp. Zen--buddhism and Taoism) are presented by the means of dialogues between a student and his teacher (Master) - koans, and encyclopaedias quotations. These are followed by a reflection on the application of the above stated principles into the martial arts, esp. aikido.
Kende F. Csaba: THREE BUDO PILLARS
The article is completed by a brief author's biography. Mr. Csaba (*1933) is a Slovak Hungarian fully devoted to judo, jujitsu etc. The article brings a survey about the budo concept development and its necessary historical circumstances. Budo as a P. T. system combining different schools may be mentioned since the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries. Not to confuse budo with bugei or bujutsu. For the Budo's pillars are held: karatedo (Mr. Funakoshi), aikido (Mr. Ueshiba) and judo (Mr. Kano). Clearly arranged tables explicating the discussed themes are accompanying the text.
Miroslav Kodym: L´ACSA - Association Culturelle Suisse d´Aikido
L´ACSA will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the existence in the presence of a Hombu dojo representative (Mr. Tada Sensei, the 9th Dan), 7 Shihans operating in Europe and many other guests in Basel, June 4-6, 1999. L´ACSA and CAA seem to have some similar features in their development, not only Mr. Masatomi Ikeda Shihan as the technical director, which is rather optimistic for CAA. The author mentions important dojos (AC Hérisau, AC Appenzell, Swissair aikido section Zürich) and persons (Mr. Tamura, Mr. Schaaning, Mr. Frischknecht, Mr. Jacot) acting in the l´ACSA foundation. Some documents relating to the 20th l´ACSA anniversary are quoted. M. Ikeda Sensei (*1940) plays the decisive role in l´ACSA since 1977. Let's hope that CAA under his rule will reach the same stage some day. Nevertheless many happy returns and thank you!
Darja Kawasumi: JAPANESE TEA CEREMONY AS ONE OF THE INCENTIVE TEACHINGS FOR THE POST-MODERNISM
This is another part of the author's dissertation "Relation between the western Christian culture and the Japa-nese tea ceremony" elaborated in 1998. We got roughly acquainted with the phases of the tea ceremony and its spiritual value for the participants in Aikido 6/98 and 1/99. This time M. Kodym picked out a deep reflec-tion on the potential import of the tea ceremony art for a post-modern man. Tea ceremony might bring the ability to create a harmony, to keep the rules and forms, to respect oneself and everybody, to ensure peace within people's minds, to cultivate men's taste, to look for the heart of the matters. All these abilities that are tea ceremony proper could help to minimise common noted problems of a post-modern man.
Miroslav Kodym: TAKEN FROM THE AKP LIFE
Author's observations and glosses this time on: