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4.0 out of 5 stars Great book, gives good overview of the art
Gozo Shioda was the founder of the Yoshinkan school of Aikido and studied for many years directly under Morihei Ueshiba, founder of Aikido. This book gives the reader a good overview of the art, with easy to understand photo series that break the different techniques down into easily understood stages. I really like the photo series at the back of the book that...
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3.0 out of 5 stars It's OK
Yes, Gozo Shioda was a student of the founder of Aikido, and yes, he went on to found the Yoshinkan style of Aikido, but this isn't a great book (3* = OK). The photos and explanations are much less clear than most of the more recent books - Shioda's Total Aikido among them, which I would strongly recommend over this book. It must be remembered that this was one of the...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book, gives good overview of the art, 12 May 1998
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Gozo Shioda was the founder of the Yoshinkan school of Aikido and studied for many years directly under Morihei Ueshiba, founder of Aikido. This book gives the reader a good overview of the art, with easy to understand photo series that break the different techniques down into easily understood stages. I really like the photo series at the back of the book that demonstrate practical uses of Aikido for self-defense.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gozo Shioda sensei knows what he's talking about., 15 Aug 1997
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This book explains basic techniques of Aikido as taught by the Yoshinkan Aikido orgnanization, though it has something to teach to all aikidoka. It includes very explanatory pictures of the techniques from varied points of view, so that the reader may actually get a good idea of the way a certain move is done and in which direction to apply his or her weight.

I highly recommend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good for beginners on the history, 26 Nov 2013
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the first book I bought on Aikido 20 years ago! a small handy book; good for beginners on the history, background and the fundamental concepts. Useful even if you are not a student of the Yoshinkan "style" of Aikido. recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The basics., 4 Sep 2006
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Not as complete as Total Aikido but does deals with the basic postures and stances, the fundamental techniques and applications. I liked the simplicity in the description of the basic controls and pins. Helpful for who is beginning to train in any school of aikido.
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3.0 out of 5 stars It's OK, 1 Nov 2012
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Yes, Gozo Shioda was a student of the founder of Aikido, and yes, he went on to found the Yoshinkan style of Aikido, but this isn't a great book (3* = OK). The photos and explanations are much less clear than most of the more recent books - Shioda's Total Aikido among them, which I would strongly recommend over this book. It must be remembered that this was one of the first Aikido books to be released, and there are now a lot of books out there with more photos and clearer explanations than this one. My advice - if you want a book about Yoshinkan Aikido, buy Total Aikido.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as Total Aikdio - its sequel, 26 Jan 2000
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I bought this after Total Aikido and was mildly dissapointed. However, it is far better than the majority of Aikido books. Quite a good technical manual but less clear and expansive in its explanations as its sequel.
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