Category Archives: Thomas Makiyama

The Techniques of Aikido V1: Fundamentals

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Paperback Cover Photo

This book is basically a reprint of the 1960 book “The Techniques of Aikido: The Science of Physical Self-Defense” and the 1963 book “Aikido: The Science of Self-Defense”.

  • Publisher: Literary Licensing/Old Island Books
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • ISBN-10:  1258119072
  • ISBN-13: 9781258010195
  • Pages: 104
  • Available Bindings: Hardcover, Paperback

The Techniques of Aikido: A Science of Physical Self-Defense

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Paperback Cover Photo

This book is actually a rarely seen earlier edition of the author’s similarly titled “Aikido; The Science of Self-Defence”. Published in 1960, this early edition is one of the earliest Aikido books to be published in English. Included are technical descriptions of basic techniques, assembled in a self-defense format. This book was reprinted with little, if any, changes in 2011 under the title of “The Techniques of Aikido V1: Fundamentals”, ISBN #9781258010195 (see alternate cover photo).

  • Publisher: Old Island Books
  • Publication Year: 1960
  • ISBN-10:  None
  • ISBN-13:  None
  • Pages: 104
  • Available Bindings: Paperback

The Power of Aikido

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Paperback Cover Photo
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Revised Hardcover Photo
Revised Paperback Cover
Revised Paperback Cover

This pocket-sized book is a basic overview of aikido, and describes a few basic techniques, all taken from a Ki-Society perspective. Modestly illustrated, mostly with drawings. This book was re-published in 2011 by Literary Licensing/Lancer Books. See alternate cover scan in this listing.

  • Publisher: Lancer Books
  • Publication Year: 1960. 2011
  • ISBN-10:  None (1960), 1258119587, 1258008270
  • ISBN-13:  None (1960), 9781258119584, 9781258008277
  • Pages: 190
  • Available Bindings: Paperback, Hardcover

Keijutsukai Aikido

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This short technical manual is one of the author’s several books on Aikido. He “founded the first official branch of the Aikido Yoshinkan outside of Japan.” Later he formed his own style and organization, named Keijutsukai.

  • Publisher: Arco Publishing Company Inc., New York
  • Publication Year: 1983
  • ISBN-10:  089750092X
  • ISBN-13:  9780897500920
  • Pages: 175
  • Available Bindings: Paperback

Aikido: The Science of Self-Defense

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Hardcover Photo

Please note that the author copyright is 1960 and that this book appears to be the first edition published by Herbert Jenkins in 1963. This book may have been published in 1960 using the title “The Techniques of Aikido: A Science of Physical Self Defense.

This book was reprinted with little, if any, changes in 2011 under the title of “The Techniques of Aikido V1: Fundamentals”, ISBN #9781258010195 (see alternate cover photo).

  • Publisher: Herbert Jenkins, London
  • Publication Year: 1963
  • ISBN-10:  0257656111
  • ISBN-13:  9780257656113
  • Pages: 96
  • Available Bindings: Hardcover