Richard Strozzi Heckler / 1st edition, North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, California (1985)
Summary: The editor, Richard Strozzi Heckler, says of Ueshiba O-Sensei, "Through the techniques developed in Aikido he brought to the world an alternative to our current form of heavy-handed militarism and turn-the-other-cheek pacifism....This anthology represents the expression of this New Warrior." Heckler presents interviews with or excerpts from the writings of seventeen Aikidoists (three of them women) who in some way have taken Aikido in a new direction exemplifying this "warrior" spirit. There is a short introduction by Heckler, and at the end of the book very brief bios on the contibutors and some suggestions for further reading. Also available in hardback, ISBN 0938190563.
Richard Strozzi Heckler / Shambala, then North Atlantic Books (1984)
Summary: 1st North Atlantic Books printing 1993. Early publication by Shambhala (ISBN#0394727037). The body’s innate capacity for feeling, intuition, and compassion can enable us to heal our physical and emotional wounds. In The Anatomy of Change, Richard Heckler draws on Aikido and Lomi Body Work to demonstrate how a set of practices can bring new awareness and choice into our daily life.
Richard Strozzi Heckler / Frog Ltd. (1997)
Summary: This collection features the latest writings of Richard Strozzi Heckler, martial artist, psychotherapist, and teacher. Well known for his book, In Search of the Warrior Spirit Heckler is known for being able to "hold the center in times of confusion." In this new book, Heckler brings together his insights on a variety of subjects, including his new interest in building community.
Richard Strozzi Heckler / North Atlantic Books (1990)
Summary: Also available in hardback (ISBN#1556430558) and in 3rd Edition softcover (ISBN#1556434251) 2002. In a top-secret U.S. military experiment, Richard Heckler was invited to teach Eastern awareness disciplines ranging from Aikido to meditation to a group of 25 Green Berets. This account chronicles his experiences in the training program and his attempts to revive traditional warriorship in a technological society. His book provides insight into the nature of war, the meaning of masculinity, and the need for moral values in the military. This new edition includes Heckler’s response to 9/11, his connections to the Pentagon and U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, and his reflections on the movie Black Hawk Down, which depicts the deaths of two of his trainees.