- Hardcover: 208 pages
- Publisher: Kodansha America, Inc; 2nd edition edition (31 Jan. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1568364717
- ISBN-13: 978-1568364711
- Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 2.3 x 26.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 28 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 536,309 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Total Aikido: The Master Course Hardcover – 31 Jan 2013
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"Undoubtedly the most comprehensive manual of aikido techniques in English. For all serious martial artists, it will repay a close study and deserves a place on the small shelf of martial art masterpieces. Total Aikido is Shioda's masterpiece. Aikido as it was intended to be." --Combat magazine ,September 1997
About the Author
GOZO SHIODA, born in Tokyo in 1915, became the outstanding student of Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of modern aikido. Holder of the ninth rank black belt, he founded the Yoshinkan school of aikido, of which he is chief instructor. He is also chief instructor for the Tokyo Metropolitan Police, the Air Self defense Force, the Japanese National Railways, Sophia University, Meiji Gakuin University and Takushoku University, his alma mater.
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A real worth-while book, just don't try to run before you can walk.....
The instructions are clear as are the photographs with extras on common mistakes made by beginners.
This book is squarely aimed at Yoshinkan lower grades and covers the basics only. Having said that, no one can practise the basics enough and I am sure that even higher grade practitioners will find themselves reading and re-reading the book for inspiration.
I disagree with the comment that there are no photos of the detail of what the hands are doing - check out the pic of Nikyo grip on page 96...
It is quite exeptional in an area of martial arts literature, which is often riddled with mediocre texts.
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