Itsuo Tsuda, a student of Seitai founder Haruchika Noguchi and of Aikido founder Morihei Ueshiba, opened his dojo, L’ecole de la Respiration, in Paris, France and taught about “ki” in general in Europe in the 1970s and 80s, and published his first book, “Le Non-Faire” in 1973. Tsuda went on to publish 8 more books. The first English translation (mine) of “Le Non-Faire”, “The Not Doing”, was published in 1984. Tsuda passed away the same year.
“The Not Doing”, my English translation of “Le Non-Faire” (published by Le Courrier du Livre, 1973) by Itsuo Tsuda, a Japanese living in Paris, a former student of Aikido under founder Morihei Ueshiba, Seitai under founder Haruchika Noguchi, and Noh recitation under Master Kanze Kasetsu. Tsuda taught Aikido and Seitai at his school, L’ecole de la Respiration. Branches exist in various locations around Europe.
Below, I tell briefly how I came to be interested in Aikido and Seitai, the subjects of “The Not Doing”. In a later post, I’ll write about how I came to meet Tsuda himself.Continue reading “The Not Doing – Foreword”