One of the earliest and most recognized English-language Aikido works, this volume is a compilation of the earlier Japanese-language works entitled “Aikido” and “Aikido Giho” (or Gihou). Authored by the Nidai Doshu while O’Sensei was still alive, the book is primarily a collection of waza instruction, with photos and footwork diagrams. Edited and reprinted many times, and originally published in hardback with cardboard slipcover. The first softcover edition appeared in 1985. As this book is often traded without the dust jacket, an un-jacketed photo is included above.
- Publisher: Hozansha Publishing
- Publication Year: 1963, 1975, 1985 plus many intermediates
- ISBN-10: 0870402684, 0870406299
- ISBN-13: 9780870402685, 9780870406294
- Pages: 190
- Available Bindings: Hardcover, Paperback