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Total Aikido: The Master Course

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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 what is comfortable for them, so if you allow them to,
they will just make it up for themselves.
That is
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published February 15th 1997 by Kodansha (first published February 1st 1997)
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Apr 12, 2015 Rich rated it it was amazing
There are hundreds of aikido technical books on the market.It is my opinion that for any aikidoka searching for this material they need look no further than this book.
Obviously it's Yoshinkan material but a student from any discipline would benefit from the precise and exact explanations of the art presented in this book.
They deserve to be shelved alongside the Saito Sensei series on Traditional Aikido.5 volumes examine every aspect of Iwama style aikido including the weapons work.Though they se
Jun 19, 2014 Jessica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Complete summary of attacks and defenses, with pictures, theory, and common mistakes. Valuable reference.
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Sep 01, 2013 Martyn Halm rated it it was amazing
Gozo Shioda was one of the first students of the founder of Aikido, who started his own dojo and style before the war and before Ueshiba got a revelation that made the aikikai style more rounded and soft. The Yoshinkan school of Shioda attracted more people who wanted to use practical aikido in their (often more violent) daily life. Shioda trained the Tokyo Metropolitan Police and his style became known as Police Aikido, based on the more linear style and harder application.

Recommended for aikid
Jul 21, 2011 Darin marked it as to-read
Shelves: martial-arts, aiki, aikido, own
Gozo Shioda was a student of Morihei Ueshiba and as the case with many of them, his techniques are much harder than the softer versions of aikido that are so popular now. Each technique is shown as a series of pictures but, unlike Dynamic Aikido, Gozo Shioda is not shown as the tore in most pictures.
Jan 22, 2008 Supe added it
More technique. Gozo Shioda was the sensei of my sensei, Toshishiro Obata.

A little to hard-style Aikido if you ask me.
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