The Force is strong with this one...,
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Ki in Aikido (Taschenbuch)I earned my shodan during three years training in Japan, (my instructors were wonderful people), and have taught for three years also, (receiving permission from World Aikido headquarters).
This is an excellent little book; it is pleasant both to look at and read, and covers alot of information in a well-paced and thoughtful manner. The elegant presentation reminds me of books on Japanese flower arrranging.
It is also concise, delivering not only what I understand to be a complete rendition of the various ki techniques and their applications in a straightforward manner, but also including brief notes on the various influences of aikido on cinema (the seven samurai & Star Wars), apocryphal tales about the founder Ueshiba Morihei, etc...
I enjoyed reading this book and consider it, unlike several other books on the subject, both well worth the expense and a useful addition to one's aikido library.