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Children and the Martial Arts: An Aikido Point of View Paperback – April 15, 1993


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  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books; First Edition edition (April 15, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1556431392
  • ISBN-13: 978-1556431395
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8.1 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,127,038 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Avoidance of violence is the heart of Aikido. Children learn not how to fight, but how to cooperate; how to resolve conflict in a positive way; how to make friends and avoid making enemies. They learn self-defense, but more importantly, they learn self-confidence, self-respect and the path to self-discovery. In a world increasingly filled with stress and conflict, these lessons are survival tools for children of all ages."
- Roberta K. Beach, M.D., M.P.H.

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Text: English
Original Language: Japanese

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mark Thisdoun on September 7, 2005
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There are not alot of books out there about teaching the Martial Arts to children especially for Aikido so I really appreciated the point of view from Gaku Homma. The books was insightful in some of the ways you must deal with parents and also his training practices.
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I would say the target audience for this book is martial arts teachers of any persuasion, and for parents of children martial artists. Alot of good things to say, he has. But as I've been reading this out loud with my child, I find myself feeling that Homma is to some degree, coming from a "small town" mentality, and confuses character with culture. If there was a 4.5 stars, I would rate this book such.
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When I teach children in my Aikido class I use this book. It is also helpful for beginners who are Adults. This is an excellent book.
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Excellent place for martial arts instructors to begin with some great ideas about how to safely train children! Would love to see this reprinted with additional techniques, games, and real world self defense for kids!
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