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This review is from: Essence of Aikido: Spiritual Teachings of Morihei Ueshiba (Paperback)
This is a very interesting book. As soon as I opened it and saw the Songs of the Path (100 of them, each a nugget of insight about aikido practice), I bought it straight away. There are also many photos of Morihei demonstrating in his younger days, which are a very interesting and useful resource. A particular favourite of mine is of him demonstrating the correct gokyo grip (p192), which seems to be a relatively rare technique in books on aikido. While the techniques in the photos are not explained in detail, there is still much to be learned from studying the photos. If you study aikido, this should be on your bookshelf.