Aikido in America, Issue 52

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Frog Books, 1995 - Sports & Recreation - 330 pages
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These interviews with two generations of American martial artists describe how aikido translated from Japan into an American art - integrating some American values, yet remaining an essentially Japanese cultural tradition. In addition, they reveal how aikido dramatically changed the lives of these thirteen women and men who rank among the most prominent aikidoists in the United States. "Disciples" features four individuals who trained in Japan with Founder Morihei Ueshiba, gaining insight into aikido's moral and spiritual foundations. "Teachers" focuses on three senior instructors who have disseminated different styles of aikido. "Innovators" includes martial artists whose practice and teaching integrate aikido with meditation, bodywork, conflict resolution, counseling, and philosophy - bringing centeredness and nonviolence "off the mat".
  

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User Review  - empress8411 - LibraryThing

I used this a textbook in an Aikido Class in college. Excellent supplement to the study of a fascinating art. I recommend for any serious practitioner of this art. Read full review

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User Review  - Jenn Myers - Goodreads

I'm currently reading it, but I'm really enjoying it. The interviews help to round out O-Sensei and create a real person, who was so important to so many people. This keeps him from just being a bunch of quotes. Read full review

Contents

The Disciples
14
Terry Dobson
23
Robert Nadeau
57
Robert Frager
83
The Teachers
116
Frank Doran
133
Rod Kobayashi
155
George Simcox
171
TomCrum
191
George Leonard
215
Richard Heckler
239
Epilogue
321
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John Stone holds a fifth-degree black belt and is chief instructor at Aikido of Madison, Winconsin. Also a black belt, Ron Meyer directs a film production and distribution company in Boulder, Colorado.

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