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Old 03-06-2003, 03:32 PM   #5
Dojo: Shinryukan (Aikikai)
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 10
I bought and read the book and quite enjoyed it, but not because I necessarily agreed with or even liked the author as portrayed.

I felt that he wanted to be a published author and did the senshusei course so he would have an experience to write about.

I trained for a year under Paul Stephens and Eva Stauffer, who are both mentioned in the book. I have a hard time reconciling the Paul of the book with Paul Sensei, whom I found to be a patient and generous teacher with considerable sense of humour.

Worth a read though, if only so you can disagree with the man. :-) I guess it wasn't written with the Aikidoka audience in mind.

Last edited by ianb : 03-06-2003 at 03:46 PM.

Kia ora
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