Aikido Sketch Diary

Paperback Cover Photo
Paperback Cover Photo

This book is an unusual collection of anecdotes built around the drawings and sketches of the author. Humorous and entertaining.

  • Publisher: Frog Ltd.
  • Publication Year: 1994
  • ISBN-10:  1883319226
  • ISBN-13:   9781883319229
  • Pages: 189
  • Available Bindings: Paperback

One thought on “Aikido Sketch Diary”

  1. Well, it is a book which is easy to read. There are lots of topics but the it is divided in 5 sections:
    1. Uchideshi training
    2. practice
    3. annual events
    4. dojo operations
    5. other aspects of the dojo

    Every section has a number of stories which are told in a friendly, sometimes humorous way. It is clear Homma Sensei has a unique approach to aikido. He is totally in service of the community. On the other hand, he asks a great commitment of his students! Apparently, there are a lot of Nippon Kan members who would like to do all the work with Homma Sensei. Aikido Of the mat is a big deal at Nippon Kan!
    Every anecdote starts with a drawing made by Homma himself. It truly ads something to the book.

    I must say that uchideshi training looks like marine boot camp but I suppose this is my understanding and maybe the reallity is far from it (or maybe I am not the person for uchideshi program!)

    It gives a good summery of all the things that could be done with an aikido dojo. It goes far beyond practice alone.

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