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Old 03-18-2006, 06:23 PM   #1
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A nice way to spend $25.

I'm recommending Dang and Seiser's newest "Advanced Aikido."

Stop at the bookstore and thumb through it. I found more than $25 worth of info in less than twenty minutes.

Another nice one.
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Old 03-18-2006, 07:25 PM   #2
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Re: A nice way to spend $25.

Agreed! Very well done and well worth the price.

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Old 03-19-2006, 01:59 AM   #3
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Re: A nice way to spend $25.

It is excellent! I have a review up in the book review section.
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Old 03-19-2006, 06:38 AM   #4
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Re: A nice way to spend $25.

I also bought the book when I first saw it. It is actually a "needed" book. It brings focus back on to the track.
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Old 03-19-2006, 01:25 PM   #5
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Re: A nice way to spend $25.

Wow, thank you so much for your very kind words.
We hope people will find it affordable and useful.

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Old 03-19-2006, 05:35 PM   #6
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Re: A nice way to spend $25.

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Wow, thank you so much for your very kind words.
We hope people will find it affordable and useful.
Actually, I wish I could totally edit the original post and title. I had only skimmed the book and read in detail in a few places...from that perspective, $25 was nothing for the work.

However, I spent a couple hours reading it last night. It's an absolute MUST-HAVE. "Aikido Basics" gave me some new perspectives on my training which really helped me advance. With that advancement, a lot of things developed: New perspectives on techniques and a lot of new feelings related to Aikido.

Reconciling those thoughts and feelings have been difficult--maybe because there's not a lot of people who "get it"--because I really don't know too many people to talk to about that stuff. So, when I started to really read "Advanced Aikido," I was really blown away by the insight that I've never found in a book.

Thank you very much. I haven't gotten to the techniques part of the book yet, but what I've gotten so far is absolutely priceless.
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Old 03-21-2006, 06:10 AM   #7
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Re: A nice way to spend $25.

I cant wait to pick this up, I got Aikido BAsics about 2 and a half years ago I think? And it was an excellent read.

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Old 03-21-2006, 09:14 AM   #8
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Re: A nice way to spend $25.

I've always liked your posts Lynn, I'll check out your book as well!

P.S. could you put a link in for the review page for this book - I couldn't find it

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Old 03-21-2006, 09:29 AM   #9
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Re: A nice way to spend $25.

P.S. our bookstores aren't great for aikido books. On amazon.uk is:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...477834-8743635

No reviews yet (pretty cheap as well, under 16) - even cheaper in US at $16.47

On amazon USA
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/080...Fencoding=UTF8

Dang sounds like a very proficient and experienced martial artist.

P.S. I recommend to the authors to include the 'search inside' option for both UK and US amazon stores. - I've bought many books on amazon based on the quality of writing in the first chapter and on the contents/index.

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Old 03-21-2006, 10:45 AM   #10
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Re: A nice way to spend $25.

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P.S. I recommend to the authors to include the 'search inside' option for both UK and US amazon stores. - I've bought many books on amazon based on the quality of writing in the first chapter and on the contents/index.
I'll second that. It's like being able to page through a book in the bookstore before you decide to buy it.

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Old 03-21-2006, 09:47 PM   #11
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Re: A nice way to spend $25.

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P.S. I recommend to the authors to include the 'search inside' option for both UK and US amazon stores. - I've bought many books on amazon based on the quality of writing in the first chapter and on the contents/index.
I'll pass the recommendation on to Tuttle Publishing. They handle all of the marketing aspects. Sounds like a great idea. Thank you.

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Old 03-21-2006, 10:31 PM   #12
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Re: A nice way to spend $25.

Thanks all for the recommendations; I just ordered both books, basics and advanced, off of amazon.com tonight and with their free super saver shipping offer it was just over $25 for both.

I can't wait to get them!

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