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Old 03-28-2003, 08:39 AM   #1
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A new review has been posted in the AikiWeb Book database:
Book Title: Aikido and The Harmony of Nature
Book Author: Saotome, Mitsugi

Review author: George S Ledyard
Rating given: 5 (out of 5)

A really unique book. Saotome Sensei has made the effort to take O-Sensei's rather arcane esoteric Shinto framework and express the concepts using more familiar language. The principles of Aikido are described using cosmology, physics, the weather etc. In addition he dsecribes many of the key concepts of Aikido as a martial art such as ma-ai, de-ai, etc. There is no other book in Aikido which so completely describes the philosophical range that underlies the practice. You can come back to this book every year you train and see something new that you hadn't understood before. This book stands apart from the many technique books.
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