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Old 07-12-2010, 12:26 PM   #26
Buck
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Re: "Transparent Power" Book

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"I have held my opinions until now for the same reason tea is brewed"
What did you do, wave the teabag at the water?
LOL, sometimes before I put the teabag in the hot water. Don't like my tea too hot. It doesn't steep as well and hard to drink. Ok, you got me I am an Avatar Last Air Bender fan.
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Old 07-12-2010, 01:56 PM   #27
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Re: "Transparent Power" Book

Is there an emoticon which means "Voom, that went right over his head..."
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Old 07-12-2010, 05:40 PM   #28
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Re: "Transparent Power" Book

One more comment on the book, I am not sure if it really is a book, a person could or couldn't live without. I read it, and haven't picked it up since. It is part of my martial arts library. It is one of those books you just have to read and then decide if it is something inspiring or motivating. In this case, the reader can't have preconceptions of such things before it is read. I am sure some people will dismiss the book as well before and after reading it, as those who endorse it. It is an individual taste sort of thing, where you have to sample it to see if it fits your taste first before buying it. I don't see it appealing to most MMA or BJJ guys who want to be champion fighters in fighting venues, for example. Or to those who use martial arts for self-defense. I think it appeals to martial arts scholars and sophisticates, and those who are interested in the Japanese. Or those who, like I said, want to know more of traditional Japanese martial arts culture. I think the book provides a good structure of such.

FWIW, I am curious how many copies sold in the US.

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Old 07-19-2010, 10:17 PM   #29
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Re: "Transparent Power" Book

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...FWIW, I am curious how many copies sold in the US.
Hi Philip,

I guess I may have the only copy in Malaysia

I have not finished reading the book but thus far I do agree with your comments.

Aiki (a principle of In'yo) transcends all martial arts. Yet, the soul of Aiki-Do is so elusive in the art.

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David Y
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Old 07-28-2010, 09:43 PM   #30
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Re: "Transparent Power" Book

Aiki - A technique done by harmonization of energy which succeeds over other techniques that use physical strength and manipulation of joints. With a very deep understanding of Aiki, it is possible for even a small girl to defeat a strong man

I think this describes Aikido pretty well. I wonder why this thread on the book is placed under "Non-Aikido Martial Traditions"

Perhaps, what demarcates Aikido and Non-Aikido Martial traditions is a deep understanding of Aiki
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