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Progressive Aikido: The Essential Elements Hardcover – 8 Nov 2005

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  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Kodansha International Ltd (8 Nov. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 4770021720
  • ISBN-13: 978-4770021724
  • Product Dimensions: 26.2 x 2 x 19.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 894,066 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The book is presented in much the same way that our dojo eventually ended up teaching our own beginners, and as such, is a very good book for instructors to own. ...the book will be most useful for those who are, or want to practice since it's about 90 percent text and photos presenting technique. There is very little in the way of any other writing for the idle browser. But as usual in books like this, for the long time student of Aikido the good stuff is in the introduction... and as usual I suspect most will simply skip to the pictures. Do yourself a favor and go down to the local bookstore, pick it up and read it. It's short, it's worth it." -EJMAS"It's a very nice format, and brings the text closer to providing the pointers one might actually receive in the dojo from the instructor. ... the book is an easy read, and there is a lot of beneficial material, presented in an excellent format. This book would make a good addition to any Aikido library, regardless of your particular style." -AikiWeb

About the Author

MORITERU UESHIBA was born in 1951 in Tokyo, the grandson of Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido, and son of the late Kisshomaru Ueshiba, the second Doshu. He graduated from Meiji Gakuin University in 1976, became master of the Aikido World Headquarters in 1986, and in 1996 was named chairman of the Aikikai Foundation. In 1999 he became Aikido Doshu after his father's death, and the permanent chairman of the International Aikido Federation. He holds several important posts related to the martial arts and is a trustee of the Nippon Budokan, the "hall of martial arts" located in central Tokyo.

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Not the best book I've seen on aikido but the writing is OK on the subject and i found the photos not of a clear quality or detailed enough in order to learn the techniques and execute them which could have been made easier to follow and understand by clear pictures.It is a good read though in a good quality hardback format and for someone new to aikido looking for more information on the art but personally I find the dynamic sphere of aikido and the dytorue of aikido better books on this beautiful and graceful martial art.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Spider Monkey HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 25 Mar. 2007
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This is a good book for the beginner and although has some ideas from Best Aikido 1 & 2, it also follows on very nicely from what those have to teach. It answers most questions and demonstrates the fundemental techniques. It is one to refer back to after/or just before a class. I recommend the first part, as well as the second installment of Best Aikido, they are both as good as this and combined make and excellent aikido reference.

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Narkis on 10 Oct. 2011
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It is a really nice book, pretty didactic with a lot of pictures. Excellent for beginners and intermediate level. If you have been practising Aikido for a long time it may be not too helpful. But I believe that if you are into Aikido you will like to have this excellent reference book anyway.
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By Lasse K. on 23 Nov. 2014
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Excellent!
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M. Funnell on 7 Oct. 2010
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Bought this for a friend, he was very pleased with it and it was delivered quickly
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