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Aikido: An Everyday Approach to the Martial Art That Can Change Your Life and the World
Paul Rest, Author of Aikido: An Everyday Approach...
Original Date: Thursday, June 9, 2016
Aikido: An Everyday Approach To The Martial Art That Can Change Your Life and The World lays out a fun and easy to follow exploration on how to use the core teaching of Aikido in your everyday life. Many of the stories and examples in the book are from the author's own experiences, on the mat and off the mat. He provides rich insights into how even the most seemingly mundane things we do such as shopping can turn into transformative experiences. One senior American Aikido teacher wrote: "This small book is a treasure, a generous sharing of uniquely personal, yet universally familiar experiences encountered...In it you will find everything from practical and comforting advice to poignant insights." Hiroshi Ikeda, Shihan (7th degree black belt)
Paul Rest has been a student and teacher of Aikido for twenty plus years. He holds the rank of 4th degree black belt. He has studied locally with Betsy Hill, Richard Strozzi-Heckler, Teja Bell, David Keip, Mary McLean, Bob Noha and others, including direct students of the Founder of Aikido, O Sensei. He has had over 400 articles, essays, books reviews, interviews and profiles relating to Aikido and the martial arts published worldwide. He is also a regular contributor to the examiner.com on Aikido and the martial arts. The author also studies Katori Shinto Ryu (the oldest Japanese martial art) and Soto Zen Buddhism.