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Old 06-05-2004, 07:39 AM   #22
Dojo: Messores Sensei (Largo, Fl.)
Location: Florida
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 1,267
Re: If you could only have one Aikido book ?

Bryan Bateman wrote:
Aikido and the Harmony of Nature - Saotome Mitsugi - my personal fav.
Mine, too.

The Spiritual Foundations of Aikido - William Gleason - for the challenge - I still haven't read all the way through after 4 years of owning it
It's a haul. I found that a lot of background reading cleared up some things. There's good stuff there, but you do have to dig your fingernails bloody to mine it.

(Still pounding my head agains the KOTODAMA stuff, though. It doesn't help that Western scholars tend to savage the concept and its applications...)

Don J. Modesto
St. Petersburg, Florida
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