Along the Way

Paperback Cover Photo
Paperback Cover Photo

This collection of writings on training in Aikido, a traditional mind-body art, comes from the perspective of two instructors, Michelle L. Tate and Lisa R. Tomoleoni, who see themselves as lifelong students of the art. Presented alternatively in pithy prose and delightful verse interspersed with excellent photographs, this book takes the reader through the authors’ journey of life lessons gained through sustained training. We get an insider’s view of training at the Aikido Hombu Dojo and in Iaido from Tomoleoni Sensei and glimpses of the landscape shaped by Aikido in Tate Sensei’s mind. What shines through the narration is their sense of gratitude for the art and their teachers. Together these two viewpoints combine to create a book that is hoped to be inspirational, and to share the growth, challenge, joy and fulfillment that this particular form of training has brought them, and continues to bring to their lives.

  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • Publication Year:  2014
  • ISBN-10:  1505424682
  • ISBN-13:  9781505424683
  • ASIN (Kindle):  B00R3PO4LQ
  • Pages:  132
  • Available Bindings:  Paperback, Kindle

2 thoughts on “Along the Way”

  1. This book offers wonderfully introspective and candid glimpses into a lifetime of dedicated training. There is no technical content here, but plenty of food for the soul…

  2. Thank you for reading this book, and for your comments. For me, this book is a means to express the gratitude I have for all the incredible opportunities I’ve been given along this road of training, from my teachers, and from fellow practitioners. For me, inspiration comes in many forms and flavors, and I’ve been very lucky. I don’t think I know everything or have mastered anything, or see my experiences as the best, but they are special to me, and I hope others will recall their own special experiences and the gifts they’ve received. Thank you again!

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