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Old 08-06-2008, 02:19 PM   #32
Stefan Stenudd
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William Prusner wrote: View Post
Have been waiting for a more in-depth book on Kotodama for awhile, haven't been able to find much online.
Nakazono sensei, who was a very prominent aikido teacher, wrote several books about kototama/kotodama. They can be found here:

Of course, I also very much look forward to Gleason's coming book on the subject.
I wrote a chapter about kototama in my Aikido: The Peaceful Martial Art, but I can't say that I "wrote the book" on the subject.

When I was a young aikido student, our teacher Toshikazu Ichimura held lectures in kototama, and we did some kototama practices in keiko, as well. I still do it, occasionally. Fragments, that is. Mostly on the vowels. The consonants are more cryptic, to say the least...

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