Re: Supplement teaching with books?
We have a robust library and a good sized recommended reading list (some are required to be read and discussed or response paper's written for certain people). The vast majority of these are not technical in nature. I see nothing wrong with taking ideas from books, particularly if they are different in nature than the aikido you typically do. Now there is a double edged sword though, if its different enough you will invariably not be doing most things correctly. But if its exactly what you are doing, you pretty much are just using that book as a reminder...and there is nothing wrong with that.
Last edited by Adam Huss : 10-25-2010 at 11:10 PM.