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“This comprehensive bibliography of books on aikido and related topics is the labor of love of Mr. Clark Bateman. Mr. Bateman’s personal collection of aikido works is without equal, and contains almost every tome thus far published on aikido in the English language. As a result of his incredible investment of time and resources, the worldwide aikido community has a priceless resource to consult to gather reliable information on virtually every facet of this fascinating subject.”
— Stanley Pranin, (1945-2017) Founder, Aikido Journal


I wish to thank Stanley Pranin Sensei for his gracious encouragement and support over these many years, and I pledge to continue this effort in his memory, and with profound respect.                                                          — Clark Bateman,     March 2017


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