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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd (25 April 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1861267401
  • ISBN-13: 978-1861267405
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 16.3 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 692,620 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Rupert M J Atkinson has studied Aikido and related Japanese arts for over twenty years. A graduate in Japanese and Korean Studies, he lives in South Korea where he teaches Aikido under the umbrella of the Korean Aikido Federation, which is affiliated to the Akikai Hombu in Tokyo.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Clifton James on 17 May 2005
Format: Paperback
I came to Aikido from Jujutsu about four years ago and lately have gotten into a rut. I just got the book and read it cover to cover straight out. From the reading, it is clear the author has spent a lot of time on the mat. This book was interesting to read and has given me some useful ideas to work on. It has made me more aware of what I need to do. He advises to search and find your own path and gives advice that enables it. In fact, it has motivated me a little - maybe it'll help me get out of my rut. I do wish he could have written more on some topics. Anyway, I recommend it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Roger Grant on 4 May 2005
Format: Paperback
This is an excellent general advice book about the art of Aikido. It should appeal to both beginners and senior students alike. The author includes the his own personal theories on how to approach training as well as practical exercises to do. It also includes many explanatory photographs, and it's written in clear simple language with some hidden gems of humour.
As a Aikido instructor myself I found this book a useful accompaniment to other more technical books.If you want to know more about Aikido, buy this book. If you then feel inspired, take up Aikido.
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1 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Sam Gurney on 20 July 2009
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Discovering Aikido is definatley a book worth buying for any Aikidoka of any style or in fact for that matter, any martial artist. Littering endless peices of advice, the book focuses on the actual practice and analyisis of Aikido rather than the techniques by explaining throroughly Aiki. You'll certainly want a copy to flick through from time to time, when inspiration is low or even if you just want to notice that little bit more advice that the book seems to leek, which for some reason you never noticed before.
Not only does the book build a solid foundation for Aikido practice, it seems to radiate with progressive practice- the more advanced and the more knowledgable you become in Aikido, the more you see in the book and the greater insight you attain and ultimatley advantage in whatever reason you wished to read this book.
As I mentioned earlier, the book is not strictly for the Aikido practitioner- it is helpful for those adopting any Martial Art- Its principles and concise explination can easily be applied to another art.
Weather you're looking for an facinating read, a better technique, a more profound understanding and appreciation of the good Aikidoka's mindset, this book is for you- highly recomended. The book covers the basics in detail and as is wideley known amongst the greatest Aikidoka's- the basics begets the advanced and powerfull seemingly ingenious techniques the beginer Aikidoka craves. It also touches on power, balance, spacing, timing, philisophy and so much more. A farily detailed analysis and breakdown of the components of this sophisticated art is sure to find its way onto the dojo mat benefiting any reader who cherishes this book.
But, the four stars? Why not five?
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Very Good Book 5 Dec 2005
By Aikido Book Guy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is a well-thought book with no excuses made for an often subjective point of view. The author knows his material, and presents it in a most thought-provoking manner.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Superb Primer 20 Mar 2006
By S. Hudgins - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Well written, straight forward, insightful. Rupert Atkinson has as strong a teaching style in print as he does in the dojo. Recommended for every beginning aikidoka.
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One of the best martial arts books I've ever seen 29 Sep 2005
By Shobo - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I just loved the book, both because of the excellent quality of the advice/guidance provided (a lot of which, by the way, I strongly believe is applicable to any martial art and not only to Aikido) and for the no-nonsense, very realistic and articulate style. Special mention for the quotes opening each chapter, really loved them too, and I thought they were not only witty but provided great segues into the topic of the chapter.
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