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Old 03-14-2004, 08:34 PM   #1
Dojo: River Valley Aikido
Location: Bennington, VT
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 27

I have several books that discuss the basics of aikido. I've read several of John Stevens' books, and a few of the books by Kisshomaru Ueshiba. the books on tecniques are good, but they are really only good as a supplement to my training. I use them as I learn the different tecniques in class. but I'm looking for more books on the underlying philosophy, the martial arts that Aikido was derrived from, and exercises that would be good to do by myself in between classes. Or, if you have a book recomendation of any kind. has anybody found a particular book inspirational? list it. I'm just interested in getting a list of reccomended reading together.
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Old 03-15-2004, 02:45 AM   #2
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Dojo: Seibukan Aikido UK
Location: body in UK, heart still in Japan
Join Date: May 2002
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Aikido and the Harmony of Nature - Mitsugi Saotome

Personally one of my favourite books.

The Spiritual Foundations of Aikido - William Gleason

I'm still working on this, and have been for a good few years, but very interesting.

The Unfettered Mind - Takuan Soho



A difficult problem is easily solved by asking yourself the question, "Just how would the Lone Ranger handle this?"
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Old 03-15-2004, 07:24 AM   #3
Charles Hill
Dojo: Numazu Aikikai/Aikikai Honbu Dojo
Location: Three Lakes WI/ Mishima Japan
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 837
"Playing By Heart" by O. Fred Donaldson really opened my eyes to the damage competition has done to us psychologically and this has affected how I practice Aikido. The book has nothing to do with Aikido directly but was written by a practioner. I highly recommend it.

Charles Hill
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