Re: Evaluation of "Spirit of Aikido"
I like the book very much and I carry a copy of it around in my gi bag. I have two copies the second doshu was kind enough to sign for me. I was fortunate enough to take ukme from him and I had the opportunity to present him with a small memento on behalf of the organization and found him to be a most pleasant and a true gentleman. The book although small holds a great deal of information which seems to deepen with meaning each time I read it. I think it is required reading along with a hand full of other Aikido books. Frankly I don’t know if the book is a reflection of his father or a reflection of himself. It doesn’t matter to me because I believe it stands by its self and I would appreciate it regardless.