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Aikido in America, by John Stone & Ron Meyer

Aikido in America, by John Stone & Ron MeyerFrom the Amazon.com web site:

Synopsis - A virtual oral history of Aikido in the United States, this collection of original interviews taps into two generations of martial artists and allows them to tell how the ancient Japanese discipline, sometimes called the "way of harmony," has affected the course of their lives. 15 photos.

A reader - January 25, 1997
This book is probably one of the absolute best books in aikido today. The perspective the authors take is very well thought out and flows like a perfect kokyu-nage. After reading this book I have actually met and trained with 4 of the people cited in the book, which actually allowed me to understand there approach to teaching before stepping on the mat with them. This is a must read for everyone in aikido or anyone interested in studing the art.

ISBN: 1-8833-1927-7

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The Aikido Student Handbook, by Greg O'Connor

The Aikido Student Handbook, by Greg O'ConnorFrom the Amazon.com web site:

The author, Greg O'Connor: greg@aikidocenters.com, October 23, 1997
A guide to Aikido phiosophy, etiquette and training. This handbook is an easy to read explanation of Aikido. It covers its philosophy and etiquette and gives tips on how to approach Aikido training. It is meant as a guide for those interested in Aikido, for beginners and advanced aikido practitioners and as a tool for aikido instructors to better help their students and their dojos.

Great for the new aikidoist!
Reviewer: A reader from New York, May 10, 1999
I was hesitant to purchase this book but am SO glad I did. I've been a martial artist for some time now and just recently began aikido. This book is a wonderful resource for newcomers, as it includes philosophy and etiquette and ways you can begin working on fitting in to your new dojo. Even how to SELECT the right dojo for you. Anyone interested in aikido, you need this book at the beginning of your training.

Good practical book
Reviewer: A reader from Oregon, USA July 8, 1998
I found this book quite helpful after I got my blackbelt and was floundering around wondering what to do next.

The Aikido Student Handbook
Reviewer: A reader December 31, 1996
This is a straight forward, informative source of information for those interested or newly started in the study of Aikido. It details proper etiquette, procedure, and explains many of the minor details of being an Aikidoka (student) that your sensei may assume you already know. O'Conner makes many good comparisons, and moves through the rudimentary aspects of training in Aikido at a speed that anyone can understand.

ISBN: 1-8833-1904-8

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Unlocking the Secrets of Aiki-Jujutsu, by H. E. Davey

Unlocking the Secrets of Aiki-Jujutsu, by H. E. DaveyFrom the Amazon.com web site:

Synopsis: Aiki-jujutsu is a traditional Japanese combative discipline that has the potential to vitally transform the lives of its participants. Due to the unique nature of aiki-jujutsu, it is possible to experience deeper levels of relaxation, calmness, concentration, willpower, and physical fitness in daily living. This book presents a detailed investigation into the mysteries of this time-honored martial art.

ISBN: 1-5702-8121-1

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The Elements of Aikido, by Greg O'Connor

The Elements of Aikido, by Greg O'ConnorFrom the Amazon.com web site:

The author, Greg O'Connor greg@aikidocenters.com , January 24, 1999
Aikido advice for beginners and advanced. This book not only provides a basic introduction to aikido and its spirit of practice for beginners or those unfamiliar with aikido but it discloses the more ellusive and intangible aspects that all aikido practitioners seek.

Even better than his first book! I highly recommend it.
Reviewer: A reader from New Jersey, January 18, 1999
Mr. O'Connor knows what Aikido students are looking for in this wonderful, informative book. This should be a first pick for those studying Aikido or even thinking about studying. I was surprised to see that the author also added his own drawings. They are very good.

ISBN: 1-8620-4322-1

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