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Aikido in Everyday Life: Giving in to Get Your Way

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Conflict is an unavoidable aspect of living. The late renowned aikido master Terry Dobson, together with Victor Miller, present aikido as a basis for conflict resolution. "Attack-tics" is a system of conflict resolution based on the principles of aikido, the non-violent martial art Morihei Ueshiba created after World War II. Not all conflicts are contests, say Dobson and M ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published January 1st 1994 by Blue Snake Books (first published January 1st 1993)
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Daniel
May 27, 2009 Daniel rated it really liked it
I think this is an excellent read. I especially liked what Dobson said about " zero/sum games". He's absolutely right when we says that most people treat life like it's a game where there must be a winner and there must be a loser. It's an indictment of our culture. The ability to see conflict as it is and not "imagine it" is crucial to navigating through life. I can't recommend this book more.
Phileo Truth
Apr 20, 2010 Phileo Truth rated it did not like it
This book marries a passive-aggressive mentality to the practice of Aikido. If you want to develop a lifestyle of passive-aggression in all that you do, then this book is for you.

For the rest of us, AVOID at all costs.
Alexander
Aug 06, 2007 Alexander rated it it was ok
"Conflict simply is"

Slightly disappointing. An interesting way of putting principals from Aikido into everyday life. I kind of disagree with some points. All in all, not a bad book if you're into Aikido.
Kate
Aug 19, 2016 Kate marked it as to-buy
Recommend by Susan Jeffers feel the fear and do it anyway
Chris Friesen
Mar 03, 2015 Chris Friesen rated it really liked it
I thought this book was quite interesting. The geometric diagrams of conflict were creative and helpful. A great read for anyone dealing with conflict.
Rickey
Aug 27, 2012 Rickey marked it as to-read-if
Shelves: aiki-taichi
Recommended by Sean Hannon of Castle Rock Aikido.
Jason
Nov 13, 2012 Jason rated it liked it
Yes, it is a bit of a self-help book, but it was helpful at the time. I will more than likely pick it up and re-read it sooner than later. It is one of those to hold on to.
Katherine
Nov 09, 2008 Katherine rated it really liked it
excellent conflict resolution book.
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Jan 12, 2016 Spike rated it really liked it
I've read this book a couple times. The strategies for handling conflict are concise and valuable. Common sense articulated nicely.
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