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Old 06-03-2004, 04:15 PM   #9
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Re: If you could only have one Aikido book ?

The blue book.

"This is Aikido" by Koichi Tohei Sensei

The version printed from about 1968 to 1974.

Pragmatic philosophy in a nutshell that actually makes sense,
pictures you can actually follow,
For each technique shown often has several tips on how to teach each technique as well as exercises to communicate important points
from a master teacher.

overall, I have never seen better. and it still stands up to time.

Last edited by kironin : 06-03-2004 at 04:19 PM. Reason: typo
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