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Neal Dunnigan holds the rank of 4th dan in Aikido and has studied martial arts with noted Japanese and American instructors for over four decades. While traveling as a technology architect for major corporations, Dunnigan Sensei has trained and served as guest instructor in dojos across the United States. He is a certified teacher in the Birankai North America Aikido association.

Dunnigan Sensei is also the author of two book on the martial arts:

Pointing at the Moon: Teaching Martial Arts to Change Lives - Teaching martial arts is not merely the development of skills and techniques in others. Teaching martial arts is a life-changing transformational process for both the students and teachers. The Zen expression of "pointing at the moon" acknowledges the inherent difficulties in bringing other people to a higher level of personal understanding. This book describes the issues and considerations involved in teaching martial arts to change lives.

Zen Stories of the Samurai - Intriguing encounters between Zen practitioners and samurai warriors are recaptured in this breviloquent collection of short stories drawn from the literature of feudal Japan. These encounters deal with the nature of immediacy and its role in understanding the essence of human existence. For the martial artist faced with a conflict, the Zen state of mind, without distractions and illusions, can determine the difference between life and death. The warrior experience, as revealed in these traditional stories, is retold in a style that is relevant and graspable to the contemporary American martial artist. No particular religious background is required to appreciate these stories, but rather a curiosity about what allows people to achieve extraordinary performance when faced with life and death circumstances. Zen ink paintings by John Hrabushi offer a meditative and intellectual “cross training” throughout the collection. Foreword by noted Aikido Shihan Lorraine DiAnne. The book is available from Amazon.com and other fine on-line book retailers.