—Stanley Pranin, Editor, Aikido Journal
"This is the story of a remarkable woman who at the age of eighty is committed to facing her fears and learning about her potential. Mary Stein invites you into her home dojo—a community dedicated to learning—to follow her on an inspiring journey of self-discovery."
—Wendy Palmer, author of The Intuitive Body and The Practice of Freedom
"For aikidoists as well as for those seeking an introduction to the practice, here is a rare exemplar… [of] the subtle heart of aikido, brought to life story by story from the mats of the dojo."
—Richard Whittaker, Editor, Works & Conversations
"A book of exquisite delight, guidance, and wisdom that redefines courage as a day-to-day dance with all the forces of life."
—Jacob Needleman, author of The American Soul and Why Can't We Be Good?
“Mary has a poetic and comfortable style, both engaging and easy to absorb. Her amazing insights and entertaining stories come through in a voice both unique and sincere."
“The Gift Of Danger is inspirational for not only older people who take up martial arts, or women in martial arts, but to students of Aikido in general.”