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chris wright's Blog Blog Tools Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 06-08-2010 03:22 AM
chris wright
'My stumbling step along the winding path'
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Status: Public
Entries: 28
Comments: 55
Views: 110,626

In General The Magic Aikido Book Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #7 New 08-06-2010 10:42 AM
I was recently asked by a friend, to recommend an Aikido book for him as he was joining the Police force in 2 weeks.
'well they'll probably teach you whatever you need to know' i told him
"yes but i want to get a heads up, i want to look as though i know what i'm doing" was his reply.
'well the best way would be to join a club...'
"no i haven't got time time for that" he interrupted
'well there's (i reeled off a few titles) which show techniques in detail etc'
"umm right" his reply (without making notes of my suggestions)

I met up with him last weekend, and he showed me his book -- Dynamic Aikido (Gozo Shioda)
'oh right, i've got that one, it's got some good diagrams to work from' i told him.
"no its not very good" was his reply "its all broken down into small movements" he seemed disappointed in his lack of progress.

ohh... then i realized - he needed the 'Magic book', the one where he just sits back and is imbued with all the technical knowledge.
i'll have to borrow his copy, if he ever finds it.....
Until then i just keep going to the Dojo.
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RSS Feed 3 Responses to "The Magic Aikido Book"
#3 08-11-2010 01:51 PM
Linda Eskin Says:
Aikido might be the perfect vehicle for your friend to discover why it is he so needs to look as though he already knows what he's doing. :-) If he ever finds that book, don't tell me what it is. I'm having too much fun learning Aikido by doing it. ;-)
#2 08-09-2010 01:37 PM
Makochan Says:
Thank you Chris!! I am just in from a frustrating day at work and your blog was just the tonic I needed, I always enjoy a good giggle!! -- Billy
#1 08-06-2010 11:26 AM
Daisy Luu Says:
Have him read Robert Twigger's Angry White Pyjamas, a hilarious account of the aikido riot police training course in Japan. Make sure he knows what he's getting into.

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