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Good Aikido Books, Audio and Video Library
Books, audio and video on Aikido, Philosophy and the art of Strategy are shared in this space. I believe that Aikido is not just a physical martial art, it is also a philosophic and spiritual journey. Aikido is a software that can change the you the ‘hardware’.
It is your ‘inner game’ that will drive you to train more and want more. It is your philosophy that will help you become a Good Aikidoka rather than just an average follower. It is your spirit, your Mushin, your Fudoshin and your Zanshin that will get you out of trouble when you body freezes from fear and shock. It is your ‘inner game’ that will let you pass your shodan grading because when your body is tired, all you’ve got is your mind and spirit.
Aikido works well if you study many good masters. When I say many masters, I meant many masters from different Good Aikido styles, martial arts and disciplines. Many Good Aikido masters have written Good Aikido books. Read as much Aikido books as you can. Refer to the books when you have questions about your Aikido. You need to open your mind and learn as much as you can.
You can almost tell a person by their music, video and book library. You can tell the depth of their mind and soul by how much books they’ve read and studied. One of the things I am proud of is my book collection. My library. I want my library to be passed to my kids and grandkids, so the knowledge I possessed will also be theirs.
Be a good student of Budo
Aikido is a budo. I started martial art journey with karate after watching the movie ‘Karate Kid’. Then I discovered Aikido after I lost schoolyard fight from an Aikidoka. Since then I’ve trained in Judo, Kendo, Kenjutsu, Taichi Chen style, Xing Yi, Jujutsu and Boxing for months and years at a time. Yet I always go back to my beloved budo Aikido. Be a good student and don’t be a blind follower. A good student has many books on the subject he is studying. Be responsible and strict on your Aikido so you can advance properly and not stall in dogma. Don’t hide behind your Sensei or Shihan, they can’t protect you and fight your fights. Only you my friend can make your Aikido a Good Aikido.
The Aikido Library
I’ve designed and built the Good Aikido website to be an Aikido library of Good Aikido techniques. I have this vision of creating the world’s best Aikido Technique and inner game library. I want to build a space where I can refer to when I have questions about Aikido. A space dedicated to the students of Aikido. I wanted to spread the books that I read, the videos that I’ve watched and the Audio that I listened to.
I wanted to concentrate on Good Aikido rather than a specific Aikido style or devotion to an Aikido master. There are many Aikido Scholars already devoted to Aikido history and Aikido Styles. I have read many Aikido Scholars’ books and journals and I thank them for shaping my Aikido.
Yes I have four Aikido Sensei. All of them have encouraged me to go out there and be a Good Aikidoka. I also teach Aikido in Sydney and have Good Aikido students that I am proud of. I thank them all for my Aikido.
Let me share with you my discoveries and journey. Let me share with you My Aikido Journal, so you can see that like you I am an Aikido student with strengths and flaws. I am not just an Aikido scholar or critic talking from the sidelines. I am not going to hide behind my Aikido style and Aikido Master. Like you I am there in the trenches and on the mat with all the Aikido students around the world.
Let me share with you my Aikido Library of Books, videos and Audio. I hope they help your Aikido become Good Aikido.
Written By Crom Salvatera
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