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Jim23
05-09-2002, 10:16 PM
Has anyone here read the book Aikido Shugyo, by Gozo Shioda? The English version is due to be released later this month (it was originally released in Japanese in 1991).

If anyone has, I'd like to hear your comments (I'll probably buy it anyway).

http://www.ShindokanBooks.com/Aikido%20Shugyo%20Page%20Samples.pdf

Jim23

darin
05-09-2002, 11:09 PM
Hey Jim!

I have the Japanese version. Its quite interesting. I have only read the first few chapters. He goes on about his introduction to aikido and comparing it to judo, karate and boxing. He also talks about how he used to go with his friends to rough areas of Tokyo in order to test their aikido against gansters.

I haven't seen the English version yet.

Edward
05-09-2002, 11:23 PM
I myself have ordered it already.

Don_Modesto
05-10-2002, 02:11 PM
Originally posted by darin
I haven't seen the English version yet.

It was at the expo. I'm about half-way through and find it worth the 20-some odd dollars it cost already. A hale individual not interested in mumbo-jumbo. A breath of fresh air!

I'd also highly recommend Amdur's Dueling with Osensei (http://www.ellisamdur.com/DuelingwithOsensei.htm)

Jim23
05-10-2002, 05:05 PM
Originally posted by darin
Hey Jim!

I have the Japanese version. Its quite interesting. I have only read the first few chapters. He goes on about his introduction to aikido and comparing it to judo, karate and boxing. He also talks about how he used to go with his friends to rough areas of Tokyo in order to test their aikido against gansters.

I haven't seen the English version yet.

Hey there Darin!

Yes, I think I'll get the book - the darn web site doesn't work right now though!

Check out this article by Michiharu Mori, 6th dan in Yoshinkan Aikido (Australia). He was the last Uchi deshi of Kancho Shioda (for 10 years) and he talks about his experiences. Yikes! I'm afraid of Shioda! :D

http://bryce.freeshell.org/blitz.htm

Jim23