By Nick Waites
However, the educational philosophy and techniques attributed to Alex Essani are certainly no longer fictitious: they're in accordance with the author’s own studies with actual Aikido teachers, particularly his present sensei, and on decades of practicing, learning and instructing Aikido.
The conversations among the 2 major characters, Alex Essani and his scholar Ian, are innovations used illustrate a huge precept or suggestion. because the author’s actual Aikido instructor could positioned it after telling a tall tale, “This is a real tale; in simple terms the proof were changed”; insofar because the writer has fictionalised genuine incidents and conversations, this booklet is identical – it really is fiction in keeping with fact.
In this 3rd variation the writer has changed and enhanced all the photographs, edited a few chapters and additional extra. He has additionally passed over the ultimate a part of the ebook, formerly dedicated to procedure notes, as there are at present many glorious books committed solely to this element of Aikido education, together with "Essential Aikido" written through the author.
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