Total Aikido: The Master Course

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The sequel to Dynamic Aikido', this book expands on the fundamental principles in finer detail. It covers the basic postures and movements, placing special emphasis on perfecting the key techniques for achieving maxumum effect with minimum effort. It is aimed at beginners and advanced students. The basics are only a guiding principle. Your strongest posture is the one that fits your constitution. That cannot be taught to you, you have to find it for yourself. It is not a question of widening your stance or narrowing it, if the truth be told. But, people will do'

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"Undoubtedly the most comprehensive manual of aikido techniques in English. For all serious martial artists, it will repay a close study and deserves a place on the small shelf of martial art masterpieces. Total Aikido is Shioda's masterpiece. Aikido as it was intended to be." -- Combat magazine ,September 1997

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GOZO SHIODA, born in Tokyo in 1915, became the outstanding student of Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of modern aikido. Holder of the ninth rank black belt, he founded the Yoshinkan school of aikido, of which he is chief instructor. He is also chief instructor for the Tokyo Metropolitan Police, the Air Self defense Force, the Japanese National Railways, Sophia University, Meiji Gakuin University and Takushoku University, his alma mater.

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