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Auraglow Motion Activated PIR Sensor Wireless Twin Security Light
Auraglow Motion Activated PIR Sensor Wireless Twin Security Light
Offered by Safield Dist. Ltd
Price: £29.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Very good product., 25 Feb. 2015
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Terrific product. Got similar from B&Q, about same price which works about the same but this one is much brighter, Depends what you want. This one turns on quicker than electric and goes off more quickly too so be sure where you want to put it. Dead easy to install. Had it going all winter when I need it for pre-dawn starts (still original batteries). Just the job. Recommended for very bright, instant turn on short light time.


The Secret Teachings of Aikido
The Secret Teachings of Aikido
by Morihei Ueshiba
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £27.00

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Founder's philosophy unplugged., 20 Aug. 2013
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A lot of the material here has been published before but always in bowdlerised, cut and paste versions which resulted in the segmentation of the Founder's thought and ideas, making what appears merely complex, virtually opaque, mysterious and "secret". The title of this book, unfortunately, follows this trend of previous publications: Fortunately, the book itself doesn't. Here we get clear, unambiguous statements by the Founder, such as, "Aikido is the study of the spirit", upon which he elaborates quite succinctly. The "secret" philosophy of aikido, once the veil of mystery put over it has been removed, is digestible and really quite simple and elegant. The text, we are told in the preface, is a series of lectures given by the Founder and translated by his son. Unfortunately, we are not told anything more about those lectures. Perhaps the organisation of the book into discrete chapters follows the original organisation of the lectures? By keeping the reader in the dark about the original sources this book helps perpetuate the "secrecy" which has surrounded the Founder for decades. That said, this book begins the task of putting the Founder's thoughts into context if only because the Founder himself makes a few very specific references such as: "... on December 14, 1940, around 2:00 o'clock in the morning when I was performing misogi, I suddenly forgot every martial art technique I had learned". You will have to buy the book to find out what happens next, but through gems like this we get to see the developing thought of the Founder, presented in this book , coherently and, it seems, for the first time, as a whole. This book gives us access to the world view of a man who saw himself as an avatar, born at this time to teach the world anew that budo is the way of restoring peace not the art of waging war. It is no longer a secret.


Aikido: Basic and Intermediate Studies
Aikido: Basic and Intermediate Studies

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Introduction to Aikido., 20 Aug. 2013
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This is an essential introductory text for aikidoka. As the number of students who had direct contact with the Founder the transmission of the subtleties of aikido culture is being lost. he author has captured many of these and explains well why things are done rather than just what. One has to look very hard to find a lot of the information contained in this little book.


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