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Eastern philosophy and the rise of the aikido movement.

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Published .
Written in English


  • Aikido -- History,
  • Qi (Chinese philosophy)

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Edition Notes

Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Toronto, 1995.

The Physical Object
Pagination379 leaves.
Number of Pages379
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18872618M
ISBN 100612073971

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