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Old 04-17-2011, 03:13 PM   #1
Dojo: Aikido of Norwalk
Location: CT
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 205
For Sale: Books, Bujin Gi, SDK Bokken

Hi all,

I'm moving and I've got to give up a lot of my stuff, and I want all of it to go to good homes. I've got a lot of books (including some rare ones), a Kim Taylor bokken, and some Bujin Dogi Jackets for sale.

I'll calculate shipping for your order based on weight and how far it's going. If you want to find out how much shipping will be, send me an email with the items you're interested in and your zip code. I'll be happy to combine items to make shipping as cheap as possible.

If you want any more information about any of the items, let me know. You can PM me or email me at

I accept paypal.

Also if you order 5 or more books, I'll throw in a surprise bonus book for free.


Bujin Design Women's Dogi Jacket
  • I have two Women's cut, size Large keiko gi jackets from Bujin Design. They are cut specifically to fit women, with breast darts, a narrower waist, and wider hips. They always stayed closed much better than the men's cut gi, and are much less bulky and more comfortable.

    One is the 12 oz. weight, and the other is 8.5 oz. weight. They've been worn only a couple times, and are still in really great shape.

    I see that Bujin Design is closed right now, but these used to sell for $82 for 12 oz. and $72 for 8.5 oz.

    I'm selling them for $40 for the 12 oz. and $35 for the 8.5 oz.


Martial Arts Related:
  • The Book of Five Rings -- Miyamoto Musashi -$5
    Brand new hardcover copy. Translation by Thomas Cleary

    The Seven Military Classics of Ancient China - $7
    Translated by Ralph D. Sawyer. Includes "Tai Kung's Six Teaching Secrets," "The Methods of Ssu-Ma," "Sun Tzu's Art of War," "Wu-Tzu," "Wei Liao-tzu," "Three Strategies of Huang Shih-kung," "Questions and Replies Between T'ang T'ai-tsung and Li Wei-kung." Hardcover book in great unmarked condition except for some slight water marking to the lower corner of pages.

    Zen and the Way of the Sword: Arming the Samurai Psyche -- Winston L. King -$6
    Hardcover copy in excellent condition.

    Living the Martial Way: A Manual for the Way a Modern Warrior Should Think -- Forrest E. Morgan - $5
    Soft cover copy in excellent condition. Dedication written in front inside cover.

    Zen in the Martial Arts -- Joe Hyams - $3
    Soft cover copy. Book in good condition. Cover shows some discoloration from sitting on the shelf.

    Kodo Ancient Ways: Lessons in the Spiritual Life of the Warrior/Martial Artist -- Kensho Furuya -$5
    Soft cover copy in excellent condition.

    It's A Lot Like Dancing: An Aikido Journey -- Terry Dobson - $7
    Soft cover. Looks new. I love this book…

    Aikido and the New Warrior -- Edited by Richard Strozzi Heckler - $4
    Soft cover. Looks brand new.
Rare Books:
  • Aikido in Daily Life -- Koichi Tohei - $85
    RARE. 1966 copy in great condition. Unmarked. Some sunbleach discoloration on spine, but doesn't interfere with legibility.

    Samurai Aikijutsu -- Toshishiro Obata - $35
    RARE. Soft cover. Perfect condition.

    Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu: Conversations with Daito-ryu Masters -- Stanley A. Pranin - $35
    RARE. Soft cover. Looks brand new.

    The Aiki News Encyclopedia of Aikido -- Stanley A. Pranin - $25
    RARE. Soft cover. Some slight shelf wear.

    Budo Jiten (second edition) - $90
    VERY RARE. This is an excellent Japanese martial arts dictionary, including both Romanized Japanese and kanji and their English translations. For an example, I found one of my very old posts on Aikiweb
  • Everyday Zen -- Charlotte Joko Beck - $4
    Soft cover. Great shape.

    The World of Zen: An East-West Anthology -- Nancy Wilson Ross - $3
    Soft cover. Shows wear/fading of cover, but the binding is tight and the book itself is in fine shape.

    The Path to Enlightenment -- The Dalai Lama - $3
    Soft cover. Great shape.

    Bankei Zen: Translations from the Record of Bankei -- Peter Haskel - $4
    Soft cover. Slight shelf wear to cover.

    A Western Approach to Zen -- Christmas Humphreys - $3
    Soft cover. Great shape

    Living Dharma: Teachings of Twelve Buddhist Masters -- Jack Kornfield - $5
    Soft cover. Great shape.

    Buddha: Life and Work of the Forerunner in India -- Grail Foundation Press - $4
    Soft cover. Great condition.
  • China: Its History and Culture -- W. Scott Morton -- $3
    Soft cover, great condition.

    The I Ching -- Translated by Richard Wilhelm - $2
    Hard cover. Copyright 1950, 1974 printing. Dust cover is worn, and the book itself has some shelf wear, but is in overall good shape. Has a dedication on the first page.

    Meeting with Japan: A personal introduction to its people, their culture, and their history -- Fosco Maraini - $5
    Hard cover. 1959. Dust cover has slight wear, book in excellent shape.

    Discovering Kwan Yin Buddhist Goddess of Compassion: A Path Toward Clarity and Peace -- Sandy Boucher - $3
    Soft cover. Great condition.

    Cultivating the Ch'i -- Compiled and Translated by Stuart Alve Olson - $5
    Soft cover. Great shape.

    The Secrets of Chinese Meditation -- Lu K'uan Yu - $8
    Soft cover. Great shape.

    Master Cheng's New Method of Taichi Ch'uan Self Cultivation -- Cheng Man-ch'ing - $7
    Soft cover. Great condition.

Last edited by Arianah : 04-17-2011 at 03:27 PM. Reason: Additional info

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