The Phenomenologist – Interview with Ellis Amdur

by SIMONE CHIERCHINI - Ellis Amdur is a renowned martial arts researcher and a teacher in two different surviving Koryu. His books on Aikido and Budo are considered unique in that he uses his personal, often shocking or outrageous, experiences as illustrations of the principles he writes about, but he is also backed by solid research and experience in the field. "The Phenomenologist" is no exception: it is a distillation of Ellis Amdur's thoughts, insights and opinions on Aikido and Budo. "The Phenomenologist" has achieved considerable success in its Italian version, also published by Aikido Italia Network Publishing. Here you can read an excerpt of the book, which can be ordered in its full version on amazon.com in both paper and Kindle format

Aikido in Azione – Combattere con l’Essenza dell’Amore

di TERRY DOBSON - La storia che segue fornisce un'illuminante e commovente prospettiva sul ruolo delle arti marziali. Scritta da Terry Dobson, che nel 1959, durante una visita a Tokyo, assistette ad una dimostrazione di Aikido in una base militare americana a Yokohama. Sei mesi dopo riuscì a entrare come uchi-deshi presso l'Aikikai Hombu Dojo, e vi rimase come tale fino al 1964. E' stato uno dei soli due non-giapponesi a godere di questo privilegio durante quel periodo iniziale assieme ad André Nocquet