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Old 06-20-2014, 05:50 PM   #1
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New Book Of Aikido Stories: A Way to Reconcile the World

Posted 2014-06-20 15:18:50 by Jerry Green


Editor Quentin Cooke met Robert Frager Sensei, 7th dan, who had studied with O Sensei, the founder of Aikido. Frager Sensei had a wonderful aura of calm and deep wisdom and as they talked about this and that, he said casually ‘It's such a shame that there is no one out there who is capturing the wonderful stories that arise out of aikido.'
This book contains over 80 aikido stories from everyday life, collected from around the world. . The range of ways and circumstances in which people have used what they have learnt on the mat to deal with whatever life throws at them is simply amazing. Some stories are very short and make a simple point, and others are more profound, but they all serve to inspire and motivate and will serve to entice others to understand the benefits of aikido practice.
All proceeds from the book will go to Aiki Extensions, the international charity based in the USA, that seeks to encourage Aikido students to extend the principles they learn on the mat into the world at large, and which undertakes worthy projects using aikido as a tool to help the less fortunate.
To order the book, <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1TvDuMmEJU1nodftrU7VePWYJrkR0VimIb68v6pTMci4/viewform
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Old 06-21-2014, 06:18 AM   #2
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Re: New Book Of Aikido Stories: A Way to Reconcile the World

Excellent.
I remember discussion this idea with Aiki-Extensions years ago.
I will certainly get a copy.

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Old 06-23-2014, 02:53 PM   #3
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Sounds great but the link does not get me anywhere.
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:23 PM   #4
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Re: New Book Of Aikido Stories: A Way to Reconcile the World

I have already ordered a copy and eagerly look forward to the read!

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Old 06-27-2014, 10:10 AM   #5
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Re: New Book Of Aikido Stories: A Way to Reconcile the World

It's exciting to find that this thread exists. Having spent so long on the project, I'm just pleased to have the book out there to be enjoyed and to inspire its readers.

Try this link, to get a copy:

http://quentincooke.tumblr.com/
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Old 06-27-2014, 10:15 AM   #6
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Thanks Jerry, I am very grateful. I found it inspirational to do and am pretty sure that most readers will find themselves inspired on reading it. The stories come from all over the place and include some well known names as well as near new students.

I'd love some feedback!
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Old 08-01-2014, 03:14 PM   #7
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Re: New Book Of Aikido Stories: A Way to Reconcile the World

I got my copy and am pleased to say that the book is a great read. You can order a copy from the Store part of the http://www.aikiextensions.org/ website.

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Old 08-19-2014, 05:45 PM   #8
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Re: New Book Of Aikido Stories: A Way to Reconcile the World

I am pleased to announce that book Editor Quentin Cooke will be teaching a special class at Aikido in Fredericksburg this Saturday, 23 August, and will be available for book signings after the class.

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Old 08-20-2014, 12:55 AM   #9
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I wonder if Mr. Cooke has read the thread '' Daily Applications of Aikido'' and would contribute to it?

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Old 08-22-2014, 06:25 PM   #10
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I recieved my copy of the book a few days ago and so far am really enjoying it. So many really cool stories in there.
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Old 08-26-2014, 11:33 AM   #11
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This is a good read. Recommended...
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Old 09-05-2014, 04:09 PM   #12
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I enjoyed the book immensely. It is full of inspiring articles.I am glad that Quentin persuaded me to contribute my story. I am now, in a large part due to this book, in contact with other disabled aikidoka in other parts of the world.

All proceeds from the sale of the book go to the charity Aiki Extensions.
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