steff miller wrote:
BUDO-(the original) by O sensei then have it translated.
The closest version avaliable is saito sensei version
Charles beat me to the question while I was down stairs checking something out.
I have two different translations of this book, the Kodansha copy translated by John Stevens, and the Sugawara Martial Arts Institute copy translated by Seiko Mabuchi and Larry Bieri. Just looking at these two copies, they differ in their interpretation. Saito Sensei`s version is labelled as a commentary (his interpretation), what makes you think that this a closer translation of the original than either of the other two copies I am looking at ?$B!!(B