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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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Chris Friesen
I thought this book was quite interesting. The geometric diagrams of conflict were creative and helpful. A great read for anyone dealing with conflict.
Phileo Truth
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.
"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.
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.
Aug 27, 2012 Rickey marked it as to-read-if
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Recommended by Sean Hannon of Castle Rock Aikido.
excellent conflict resolution book.
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.
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