Hardcover Photo w/Jacket
Hardcover Photo w/Jacket
Hardcover Photo w/o Jacket
Hardcover Photo w/o Jacket
Paperback Cover Photo
Paperback Cover Photo

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

One thought on “Aikido”

  1. This book is a translation of Aikido 1958 and Aikido Giho 1960.
    I had the very first edition of this which came out sometime in the sixties but it was vandalized and, to my regret I ended up giving it away.

    I later purchased a 1966 print and a 1975 print, both in hard cover and seldom looked at them, but on the odd occasion where I experienced an impasse in my training I found the answers in this book.

    I later saw soft cover versions in print but they were often cheap and tatty copies which looked like they had been produced with a photocopier.

    To his immense credit Kisshomaru Ueshiba has produced a classic in this book. I strongly urge every serious Aikido practitioner to acquire a copy, or to urge this book to be republished in a quality format.

    After 35 years of Aikido training I can unequivocally say that this book contains the secrets and all the KEY techniques which will guide you to the secrets of Aikido.

    Thank you Kisshomaru.

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