11-14-2002, 04:02 PM
A new review has been posted in the AikiWeb Book database (http://www.aikiweb.com/books/):
Book Title: Dueling with O-Sensei: Grappling with the Myth of the Warrior Sage (http://www.aikiweb.com/books/detail.html?book_id=1)
Book Author: Amdur, Ellis
Review author: Tara Cazaubon (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Rating given: 4 (out of 5)
I really enjoyed this book. The stories were vivid and personal, giving background information on Aikido personalities that I hadn't found elsewhere. Mr. Amdur is brutally honest about himself and his experiences, not sugarcoating or toning down the stories to make himself look better.
As a female reader, it also gave me a lot of insight into what manhood means and how that fits into martial arts training.
I highly recommend it for a completely different view than I've found in other Aikido books, and a very good read.