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Old 05-30-2003, 12:31 PM   #1
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A new review has been posted in the AikiWeb Book database:
Book Title: Best Aikido
Book Author: Ueshiba, Kisshomaru

Review author: Eric Joyce
Rating given: 3 (out of 5)

The book was pretty good. Some nice variations of techniques I haven't seen before. Some stuff seemed a little "flowery" but overall it wasn't bad. The thing that stuck me the most was the beginning chapters. I can't recall on what page, but Kisshomaru really played down the Daito-Ryu influence on Aikido. He more or less said that O'Sensei was exposed to many other martial arts (blah, blah, blah). It doesn't suprise me though. I would recommend it for beginners. For what it is worth.
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