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Old 01-28-2003, 09:55 AM   #1
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A new review has been posted in the AikiWeb Book database:
Book Title: Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere
Book Author: Westbrook, A. and O. Ratti

Review author: Sidney Wong
Rating given: 4 (out of 5)

This book is sort of the Aikido equivalent of what "Dynamic Karate" is to Japanese Karate. Its a matter of anyone's opinion if it is a definitive volume of Aikido, but it certainly is one that offers a great insight and the best general description of what Aikido is about.

The only reason I don't give it a "5" is because I'm primarily a Karate practitioner and have only practiced Aikido by taking a few semesters at a local college, so I don't feel qualified to give it the highest rating.
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Old 01-28-2003, 11:14 AM   #2
Dojo: Avon Kempo & Aikido Academy
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I just finished this book and being new to Aikido (8 months training) found it very informative and now use it as a reference tool. Mr. Ratti's drawings are fairly easy to follow and are a good way to refresh your technique. I would especially recommend it to those who, like myself, are new to the art, but also to those who have some exposure to it but want a more in depth study of its' technical points. Chris
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