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Excellent Beginner's Manual,
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This review is from: Total Aikido: The Master Course (Bushido--The Way of the Warrior) (Hardcover)
I've purchased several Aikido/Martial Arts books in the past few years and I must say that this one is the best. It is difficult, if not impossible, to describe Aikido techniques in text; thus, proper illustration and easy to follow photographic sequences are critical to any Aikido text. This book has the most illuminating graphic representations of Aikido techniques of any that I have read so far. They even thought to number the photos in the sequences (a supprisingly novel concept). The accompanying description and explanation are quite well written. I wish all Aikido books were this well done.
It should be said that this book was written by Gozo Shidoa, the founder of Yoshinkan Aikido. Yoshinkan is a style that your local dojo may or may not practice. However, I find myself continually comming back to this book despite the fact that my own dojo doesn't practice Yoshinkan.
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Initial post: Feb 19, 2013 2:36:14 AM PST
John Yezeguielian says:
I've a question: This would be a translation, I assume. Does the BOOK use the term "opponent" rather than "attacker" or was that only done by the person who wrote the summary pitch? Thanks!
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