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An historical resource for the commited aikidoist.
on 17 December 1998
This book is valuable to the serious student of aikido in that a series of photographs during a short segment of O-Sensei's (Morihei Ueshiba's) life and practise of aikido can be analyzed. This pictures though were for a specific purpose and I think one or two of the sequences are not correctly replaced from the original work to which they belonged. For those in the aikido community who fuss over at which stage of Ueshiba's practise had the most to offer the modern aikidoist, this book only could stir up the debate. This is not a book that comes off my shelf often to look at exercises to practise, but I appreciate it in my academic approach to the art. Non-the-less, the book belongs in any library on aikido.