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Old 07-07-2011, 12:40 AM   #1
Join Date: Jul 2011
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big hello

hi guys how are use all just thought i would pop in and say hello from sunny scotland am new to akidio been practising for just over a month and i must say i truly love it am all so wondring if some one could point me to some good books and some reading on the site if use dont mind so i can take some more info and study up on it.thanks again look forward to chatting to use all
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:29 AM   #2
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Dojo: Makato/Netherlands
Location: Netherlands - Leusden
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 463
Re: big hello


Two books that might be of interest:
Budo, The Teachings of Morihei Ueshiba, the Founder of Aikido (Morihei Ueshiba) and/or
The essence of Aikido (Stevens, Morihei Ueshiba)

As for reading on the site: that really depends on your own interests. Some of aikiblogs/articles might be worthwhile.

In a real fight:
* If you make a bad decision, you die.
* If you don't decide anything, you die.
Aikido teaches you how to decide.
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Old 07-07-2011, 07:13 AM   #3
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Dojo: Allegheny Aikido, Pitsburgh PA
Location: Pittsburgh PA
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 948
Re: big hello

Hello and welcome. I love to read too and have picked up quite a few great books.

Personal favorites for me are

Aikido and the Harmony of Nature-Mitsugi Saotome
Aikido for life-Gyaku Homa
Aikido Sketch Diary-Gyaku Homma
It's a lot like Dancing, and aikido Journey-Terry Dobson
Aikido, The peaceful Martial art-Stephen Stenudd
The way of Aikido-George Leonard
In search of the warrior spirit-Richard Strozzi Heckler
The Spirit of Aikido-Kisshomaru Ueshiba

Not aikido specific-budo related
Zen in the martial arts-Joe Hayams
Living the martial way-Forrest E Morgan
Moving Zen-C.W.Nicol
Mastery-George Leonard

And looking forward to this one with great anticipation.
Nature in Horsemanship: Discovering Harmony Through Principles of Aikido-Mark Rashid

Happy reading.
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:05 AM   #4
kyu mg
Dojo: New School Aikido, Stockton
Location: stockton,CA
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 16
Re: big hello

Welcome Jason....
Like you I have only been learning for about a month.
So what is a summer day in Scotland like....
Here in California today it's going to be around 100
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:29 AM   #5
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Re: big hello

Hi Jason,

Welcome to AikiWeb and to aikido.

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Old 07-07-2011, 10:31 AM   #6
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Re: big hello

Mike Griffith wrote: View Post
Welcome Jason....
Like you I have only been learning for about a month.
So what is a summer day in Scotland like....
Here in California today it's going to be around 100
hello mate weather is no bad here the day like had rain and sun witch is not bad going for us its mostly rain lol the temp is 15c here witch is bout 59f there you lucky guy
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