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Old 08-05-2008, 07:34 AM   #26
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I was never fortunate enough to meet Shioda Kancho, but Aikido Shugyo does convey some of his personality and humor, which does not come through in his other books. It is a tough get sometimes, as the above website is pretty much the only source, and they often do not respond quickly (I'm told), but be persistent... The early green leatherette-bound edition with the brass corners is a prized find, one which I'm sorry to say I haven't... yet...
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Hi Clark. Yes, you are 100% correct: the are a bit slow and do, in fact, need some prodding. I have also been looking for that special addition. I wonder how much it will set us back?!?!
Hi Clark and Joseph,

Just thought I'd share my experiences. After reading this thread, I decided to order Aikido Shugyu from here:

http://www.shindokanbooks.com/shugyo.shtml

I forget the exact date, it was sometime after the post, which was July 28th, so really, not too long ago.

Anyway, I received confirmation last night that the book was being shipped.

Just thought I'd let everyone know that I've had a positive experience so far. No prodding needed and within a week turn around.

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Old 08-05-2008, 12:13 PM   #27
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I loved Aikido Shugyo because it end with Shioda Sensei saying "I was the baddest dude in town, and I know that you all now wish to be like me, but please don't be as aikido is about peace."

Or at least that's what it felt like.
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Old 08-05-2008, 03:48 PM   #28
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I'm voting for "The Spiritual Foundations of Aikido" by William Gleason. I found it to be an enlightening mix of spiritual philosophy and interesting techniques which offer some physical explanations of the spiritual concepts. A little confusing the first couple times around (for a noob) especially concerning the applicability of the kotodama in theory and practice. All in all a good read.

Also, "The treatise on the Taia sword" by monk Takuan Sōhō. Interesting piece that blurs the line between action and intention.

Tsunetomo Yamamoto's "Hagakure"

Bruce Lee's "The Tao of Jeet Kune Do"

+1 for Morihei Ueshiba's "The Art of Peace"

+1 for Sun Tzu's "The Art of War"

+1 for Miyamoto Musashi's "The Book of Five Rings"

+1 for Lao Tzu's "Tao Te Ching"

+1 for the PICTURES in "Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere"

W.

P.S. - If it's not on the list, it's probably because I havent read it yet!

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Old 08-05-2008, 06:45 PM   #29
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I'm voting for "The Spiritual Foundations of Aikido" by William Gleason.
You will probably be interested that Gleason Sensei has another book due out at year's end. This is about kototama, and is titled "Aikido and Words of Power". Amazon.com and others are taking pre-orders now.
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Old 08-06-2008, 12:03 AM   #30
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You will probably be interested that Gleason Sensei has another book due out at year's end. This is about kototama, and is titled "Aikido and Words of Power". Amazon.com and others are taking pre-orders now.
I had no idea! Thanks for the heads up! Can't wait. Have been waiting for a more in-depth book on Kotodama for awhile, haven't been able to find much online.

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Old 08-06-2008, 02:09 PM   #31
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+1 for the PICTURES in "Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere"
My sentiment exactly

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Old 08-06-2008, 02:19 PM   #32
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Have been waiting for a more in-depth book on Kotodama for awhile, haven't been able to find much online.
Nakazono sensei, who was a very prominent aikido teacher, wrote several books about kototama/kotodama. They can be found here:
http://www.kototamabooks.com/

Of course, I also very much look forward to Gleason's coming book on the subject.
I wrote a chapter about kototama in my Aikido: The Peaceful Martial Art, but I can't say that I "wrote the book" on the subject.

When I was a young aikido student, our teacher Toshikazu Ichimura held lectures in kototama, and we did some kototama practices in keiko, as well. I still do it, occasionally. Fragments, that is. Mostly on the vowels. The consonants are more cryptic, to say the least...

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Old 09-14-2008, 03:35 AM   #33
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Ok, so finally I had the chance of ordering few books (thanks to the help you guys!)

Here is the list of books I ordered so far:

1. The Essence of Aikido: Spiritual Teachings of Morihei Ueshiba
2. Budo Teachings of the Founder of Aikido Ueshiba
3. Ki in Daily Life by Koichi Tohei
4. Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere: An Illustrated Introduction

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Old 09-14-2008, 12:22 PM   #34
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That's a good start, Shany. Let us know what you think of them.
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Old 09-14-2008, 03:58 PM   #35
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no prob! that will take a while lol

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Old 09-14-2008, 11:40 PM   #36
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I have to resist the temptation to mention my own books... Ouch - blew it!

Many years ago, when I had just started practicing aikido, I read Tohei's Aikido in Daily Life (now renamed Ki in Daily Life), and was delighted by it.

Otherwise, the books that have impressed me the most from an aikido perspective are not aikido books: Musashi's Book of Five Rings is an excellent introduction to the budo mind, and Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching is the best guide to aikido principles you can get.
The Book of Five Rings is a VERY good book. i greatly enjoyed reading it.

Also, read and re-read The Art of Peace. It'l make you think

"When you bow deeply to the universe, it bows back; when you call out the name of God, it echoes inside you." - O' sensei
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