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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Blue Snake Books (January 1, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1556430787
  • ISBN-13: 978-1556430787
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #912,054 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"There is an extraoridinary metaphor for life in Aikido that is clearly communicated through the genius of Homma Sensei's teaching."
- Steve Still

"Approaches teaching in a way that helps the student gain skill sboth on the mat and in the everyday world."
- Teresa L. Roberts

"Describes for the beginner the Aikido approach to integrated body-mind fitness."
- John Abrahamson

About the Author

Gaku Homma, founder and chief instructor of Nippon Kan, is the author of Aikido Sketch Diary, The Folk Art of Japanese Country Cooking, and Children and the Martial Arts: An Aikido Point of View. He has practiced under Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido, as well as other high-ranking instructors.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 22, 1997
Format: Paperback
I read this book on a train journey from Amsterdam to Brussels and I found it to be a delightful companion. The essence of the book is that Aikido is a Way of life (not just a philosophical way) and that Aikido is more than just a martial art or throwing people about.

It is a easy book to read, and I must say that the drawings are the most noticeable and endearing aspect of this authors books.

Simply, it is to be enjoyed and read again.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 2, 1998
Format: Paperback
This is a must read for those of who have been looking for a fresh approach to the martial arts. I first read the book and then had the luck to enroll in Gaku Homma's school. Aikido is something you can really approach with a beginner's mind and learn lessons for life.
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By JFO on April 9, 2014
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THIS LITTLE BOOK IS A GOOD INTRODUCTION TO SOME OF THE PRICIPLES OF AIKIDO AND HAS SOME VERY GOOD IDEAS IN IT.
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