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Aikido Master Course: Best Aikido 2 Hardcover – 29 Sep 2003

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Kodansha International Ltd; 2nd edition (29 Sept. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 477002763X
  • ISBN-13: 978-4770027634
  • Product Dimensions: 25.9 x 2 x 18.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,417,965 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

MORITERU UESHIBA was born in 1951, 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 in the same year. 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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By A Customer on 19 Dec. 2003
Format: Hardcover
I recently ordered this publication, and was quite surprised that the format was very simular to the old set of five books published by Morihiro Saito Sensei in the early 1970's. The beginning of the book has very clear stylised photo's taken in the Aikikai Hombu, in front of the now very famous caligraphy by O Sensei. Doshu concentrates on the same techniques all the way through the book from different attacks. Also some Jo, Bokken & Tanto techniques. Although, I am Sure Saito Sensei would not be too happy with the one Jo technique, where the hand should be inside the jo, and not outside as demonstrated. Far from me to correct the Doshu of the Aikikai.
The pictures are quite easy to follow, unlike some Aikido publications. This book would suit a medium Kyu grade to Dan grade level. If the reader is interested in weapon work, this book has very little to offer, and perhaps the fore mentioned Saito Sensei series would be more of interest. (Volume 2)
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By Spider Monkey HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 25 Mar. 2007
Format: Hardcover
This is a good book for the beginner. 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 to this book, as well as the third installment from Moriteru Ueshiba, they are both as good as this and combined make an excellent aikido reference.

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This is a very good manual for remember the techniques that we learn on class.
Like the name of the book, the techniques are quite advanced for beginners (like me).
The best choice for beginners is Best Aikido: The Fundamentals from Kisshomaru Ueshiba.
But ended its a top ten aikido Book.
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