A new review has been posted in the AikiWeb Book database:
Book Title: Dueling with O-Sensei: Grappling with the Myth of the Warrior Sage
Book Author: Amdur, Ellis
Review author: Tara Cazaubon
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.
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