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Stuart Jones
04-20-2010, 06:25 AM
I am very new here and was curious as to something I recently read regarding the teachings of M Saito sensei. It said that his original Aikido books,a collection of six I believe,,are now worth a lot of money. Is this correct or are they regarding something else all together? The thing is I have all six,,all original, with the cine films and the sound recordings to go with them?
Could somebody please just give me a little insight into this ?
Many thanks
S Jones:D

Neal Earhart
04-20-2010, 10:11 AM
You can search on:


First editions of the 5 volumes in hardcover (with dust jackets) from 1970's are quite valuable...

04-20-2010, 05:27 PM
Your best bet is: http://www.aikidojournal.com/bibliography?author=92

Check out Traditional aikido, they have reprinted vol 1 & 2. There is also the set of 5 Takemusu Aikido books. Newer and very good.


Jake McKee
05-06-2010, 11:49 PM
The original book series had 5 volumes and when they were out of print the prices went up considerably. Now the first 3 volumes are back in print and sell for $80. Here is volume ONE (http://www.budovideos.com/shop/customer/product.php?productid=27102&cat=&page=1), TWO (http://www.budovideos.com/shop/customer/product.php?productid=27668), & THREE (http://www.budovideos.com/shop/customer/product.php?productid=28039).

Not sure if volumes 4 and 5 will be reprinted or not.