Many books on Aikido read like instructions for how to put together a new grill. Insert "A" into "B" with some pictures...that kind of thing. That's great for communicating technique, but guidance toward mastery takes more.
Daniel Linden takes the reader past mere technique while communicating profound Aikido principles that are woven into the fabric of this often mystifying art. On Mastering Aikido does away with the smoke and mirrors that many masters use to keep the students coming back year after year, without really showing them what they're doing.
What's more, Linden does all this in a format that's fun and compelling...dialog. The book captures the… Read more