Eight Times Up (Paperback)
Through the teachings of their sensei, Riley and his classmates come to understand that aikido is not about winning or losing or about being perfect.
In the dojo, Riley meets boys who are much rougher than he is and a girl who is tougher than all the rest of them put together. For Wafaa, aikido is not her first choice. She was disqualified from competing in judo for wearing a hijab.From the first time she steps on the mat, it's clear she is far more skilled than anyone expected.
Sensei shows them all how to tap into their inner strength and find their place in the universe.