Absolutely first rate...,
This review is from: Aikido, Iron Balls and Elbow Power: The Teachings of Alex Essani (Paperback)
I think I have said in some of my other reviews how much I like travelog. Specifically, travelog which charts inner journeys. This is a great example of such a book.
As a relatively new practitioner of Aikido, this book was a surprise and delight - filling in many of the blanks that every new student has about the art, but also serving as a constant reminder of something. While Aikido may only be comprised of a relatively small number of techniques, their refinement and application are matters of immense subtlety and sensitivity.
This is one of the best books on Aikido that I have read. Humorous, relevant, insightful and genuinely informative. If you're a student of any of the more cerebral martial arts, it will surely appeal. Really excellent.
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