John StevensJohn Stevens was born in Chicago in 1947. He is a professor and Aikido instructor at Tohoku Fukushi University in Sendai, Japan. He is the world's leading author on the practice and philosophy of Aikido.
The Zen Poetry of Ryokan
The hermit-monk Ryokan, long beloved in Japan both for his poetry and for his character, belongs in the tradition of the great Zen eccentrics of China and Japan. His reclusive life and celebration of nature and the natural life also… Read More
The Life and Teachings of Awa Kenzo, the Archery Master from Zen in the Art of Archery
Here are the inspirational life and teachings of Awa Kenzo (1880–1939), the Zen and kyudo (archery) master who gained worldwide renown after the publication of Eugen Herrigel's cult classic Zen in the Art of Archery in 1953. Kenzo lived and… Read More
John Stevens is Professor of Buddhist Studies and Aikido instructor at Tohoku Fukushi University in Sendai, Japan. He is the author or translator of over twenty books on Buddhism, Zen, Aikido, and Asian culture. He has practiced and taught Aikido all over the world.