Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu

Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu: Conversations with Daito-ryu Masters
Interviews conducted and edited by Stanley A. Pranin.
Published by Aiki News.
ISBN: 4-900586-18-8.
7" x 10" paperbk, 224 p., photo illustrations.
Includes special technical sampler, and complete index.
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Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu is the only book in English to explore the life of the enigmatic and talented Sokaku Takeda and the history of his traditional Aizu clan art.

Through interviews with Sokaku's top students (and their relatives) such as Tokimune Takeda, Yukiyoshi Sagawa, Chieko Horikawa, Yusuke Inoue, Takuma Hisa, Keisuke Sato, Katsuyuki Kondo, Hakaru Mori, and Seigo Okamoto, this volumes explores the character of the man and the art that came to form the technical basis of the modern art of aikido. Also features a unique photographic technical sampler. Compiled with the support of Daito-ryu Hombucho Kondo Katsuyuki.

We're pleased to be able to link you to two of these interviews, presented in their entirety. Just click on the highlighted titles in the contents list below.

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