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Old 02-01-2015, 11:20 AM   #1
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Anyone recommend any good ebooks

Hey can anyone recommend any good biography/memoir type ebooks? I know A Life in Aikido is not in ebook format yet but every where i look it's on back order. It must be popular. I did start reading aikido and the dynamic sphere. I love to read about all sorts of martial arts and I'm wondering if there are any aikido ebooks along the lines of the two books Matthew Polly wrote or the Iron Silk book. Thanks!
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Old 02-01-2015, 11:47 AM   #2
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Re: Anyone recommend any good ebooks

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Hey can anyone recommend any good biography/memoir type ebooks? I know A Life in Aikido is not in ebook format yet but every where i look it's on back order. It must be popular. I did start reading aikido and the dynamic sphere. I love to read about all sorts of martial arts and I'm wondering if there are any aikido ebooks along the lines of the two books Matthew Polly wrote or the Iron Silk book. Thanks!
Sadly, Completely Aikido (http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Aikid...2816378&sr=1-1) isn't in ebook format, but I can give you http://www.amazon.com/Angry-White-Py.../dp/B004OBZNQC which is I really enjoyed, even though I don't study Yoshikan.

-Ashley
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Old 02-01-2015, 12:13 PM   #3
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Re: Anyone recommend any good ebooks

For some reason that kindle version of AWP says it's not available. I'm assuming O Sensei A Life in Aikido must be extremely good because it's not available in any format except for back order. I did see one on Amazon about a lady that trains in Japan during the 70s if I can find it again!
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Old 02-01-2015, 10:12 PM   #4
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Re: Anyone recommend any good ebooks

Numerous new and used copies of A Life in Aikido are available (find them at bookfinder,com), but as the book is currently out of print, the prices are steep. Kodansha USA has plans to reprint the book, but the schedule is indeterminate. Your best bet to get one at a reasonable price is to watch for it on eBay.

One way to get a complete listing of those books available in Kindle format is to go to http://bibliography.aikidojournal.com/ and use the search function (it's the green magnifying glass button) to look for "Kindle". You'll then be able to scroll through 12 pages or so of listings, each of which will contain the corresponding ASIN number. You can do the same for Barnes & Noble's e-books by using "Nook" in your search.

Good luck!

A note about Kindle (and other e-book format) titles: Occasionally you may find that an e-book title is shown to be "not available for purchase". This most often occurs when the agreement between the author and the seller has expired, or has a finite number of resale permissions which has been reached. This is usually a temporary situation.

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Old 02-02-2015, 07:44 AM   #5
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Re: Anyone recommend any good ebooks

The Swordmaster's Apprentice is a first-hand account of studying as an uchideshi with Chiba Sensei. Enjoyable read, well-written.

http://www.amazon.com/Swordmasters-A...=UTF8&sr=&qid=
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Old 02-02-2015, 12:33 PM   #6
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Hi, Check out this webpage Aikido Koteikan. Look for NIck Waites .He has a few books on Kindle etc.
Cheers, Joe.
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Old 02-02-2015, 06:24 PM   #7
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Re: Anyone recommend any good ebooks

Some favorites of mine have been

The Way of Aikido-George Leonard
In Search of the Warrior Spirit-Richard Strozzi Heckler
A way to reconcile the world-Quentin Cooke

All are available for Kindle.
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Old 02-04-2015, 12:16 PM   #8
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Some favorites of mine have been

The Way of Aikido-George Leonard
In Search of the Warrior Spirit-Richard Strozzi Heckler
A way to reconcile the world-Quentin Cooke

All are available for Kindle.
I just read "In Search of the Warrior Spirit" and it was one of the best books about Aikido I've ever come across.
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Old 02-05-2015, 10:28 AM   #9
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I had the best time reading 'remembering o sensei' on the kindle

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