The Way of Aikido
Life Lessons from an American Sensai
ISBN10: 0525944133 ISBN13: 9780525944133 Publisher: Penguin USA (T) Published: May 1 1999 Pages: 206 Weight: 0.65lbs. Height: 7.25" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
In the bestselling tradition of classics such as Zen and the Art of Archery and Peace Is Every Step, The Way of Aikido translates the teachings of an intricate Eastern philosophy into life lessons for American readers. For three decades, George Leonard has taught more than 50,000 people a unique form of Aikido, in which life's unanticipated blows become gifts, attacks lead to reconciliation, discord is transformed into harmony, and pain is reborn as vital energy. The Way of Aikido is the culmination of these teachings, designed not only for students of the martial arts, but also for all who seek to improve themselves.