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Aikido Sketch Diary: Dojo 365 Days Paperback – September 1, 1994

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"The practice of martial arts is the practice of the development of human communication. I was surprised to find in the United States the traditional training methods at Nippon Kan, especially in its uchideshi program, its commitment to public service anf involvement with the community. I highly recommend this enjoyable book!"
- Shigeru Kawabe, Kancho

"Aikido Sketch Diary shows that the ultimate destination of the uchideshi or live-in student is not "the secret of ki power" or "the ability to vanquish any opponent." The student learns that the real goal is practice itself, the gradual awareness of one's surroundings, and the appreciation of the present that attention to duty brings."
- George Blankenship

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Japanese
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Blue Snake Books (September 1, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1883319226
  • ISBN-13: 978-1883319229
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.7 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,040,559 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I found Aikido Sketch Diary to have many practical ideas in how to contribute in the transformation of spirite. As over a twenty year veteran of Aikido it was great to read of a dojo that is trying to intergrate the best of both Japanese and American culture. I have never worked with Sensi Homma or seen him but after reading his book I was impressed by what is in his heart and only hope to have the chance to practice with.
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Of Gaku Homma's books that I have read so far, this is one of the best. The whole approach to life and the community that is fostered in many aikido dojos is reflected in practical terms. Homma's continued perception that North Americans are unclear about Japanese traditions and his sometimes negative attitudes about fundamental human behaviour patterns is somehow frustrating for me. Still the book comes together as a series of short stories about his and his dojo's experiences while living and studying in Colorado in a way that is humourous and enlightening. What comes through is the success that can be found in community effort and positive purpose. The illustrations are more professional looking than some of his previous works, and reflected the subject matter very nicely. This book could be read by the aikido practioner or non-aikido practioner for ideas on how to live in a society responsibly.
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The book is clearly written and an easy read. The book has good information in it so you never want to put it down. The book exceeds my expectations.
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I gave this to my son last Christmas and, he loved it. He is taking Aikido in Colorado and, found this very helpful.
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