Aikido in Everyday Life: Giving in to Get Your Way
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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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.