Stories of love, family, honor, and betrayal set in the Viking age.
"It is a personal yet universal journey and tale." Hans Goto Shihan
When Kim Barton walked into an Aikido dojo, her life was transformed. She never imagined herself doing a martial art, had never even heard of Aikido until a few months before, and yet, there she was on the mat in a dojo. Off the mat, Kim thought about Aikido and how it affected her life.
In the process of earning her third degree black belt, Kim journaled, wrote essays and blog posts about her personal Aikido journey. These writings have been compiled into this book. Taking inspiration from O’Sensei, the wisdom of her teacher and visiting teachers, and quotes from martial artists like Bruce Lee, Kim contemplates Aikido, self-discovery, and life.