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Diary of the Way: Three Paths to Enlightenment

Paperback Cover Photo
Paperback Cover Photo

From the Publisher: Diary of the Way is a beautiful book from Hawaii that explores the lifestyles of 3 master martial artists. Yukiso Yamamoto was one of the very first Aikidoists in America who was a student of Koichi Tohei. Lily Siou studied and taught Chinese medicine and Chi Kung. Andrew Lum is a Tai Chi teacher. This book is written in a way to draw the reader to the 3 teachers and shows that regardless of the discipline, enlightenment can be found in one’s daily life. Loaded with amazing black and white photos taken on location in Hawaii.

  • Publisher: Ridge Press, A & W Publishing
  • Publication Year: 1976, 1977
  • ISBN-10:  0891040544, 0891040552
  • ISBN-13:  9780891040545, 9780891040552
  • Pages: 157
  • Available Bindings: Paperback, Hardcover

The Way of Aikido: Life Lessons from an American Sensei

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Hardcover Photo
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Paperback Cover Photo

In this book, George Leonard applies ancient techniques, physical and spiritual, to the battles we wage every day in both our public and private lives. Along the way, Leonard shows us unique and effective ways to:

* cope with sudden, often brutal, setbacks in our lives–and turn them into gifts for growth.

* develop ki, or positive energy, to enhance vitality.

* use the aikido principle of “blending” to deal with verbal and psychological attacks.

Also available as an E-Book from numerous outlets.

  • Publisher: Dutton, then Penguin/Plume
  • Publication Year: 1999, 2000
  • ISBN-10:  0525944133, 0452279720
  • ISBN-13:  9780525944133, 9780452279728
  • ASIN (Kindle):  B002TZ3F1U
  • Pages: 206
  • Available Bindings: Hardcover, Paperback, Kindle, Nook, E-Book

Kinesthetic Kabbalah

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Paperback Cover Photo

This book explores the similarities between the spiritual and philosophical aspects of Aikido, and that of Kabbalah, the mystic component of the Jewish faith. The author is both an Aikido nidan and an ordained rabbi. Sparsely illustrated.

  • Publisher: BookSurge, LLC
  • Publication Year: 2004
  • ISBN-10: 1591097266
  • ISBN-13:  9781591097266
  • Pages: 159
  • Available Bindings: Paperback