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Old 10-14-2005, 04:50 PM   #2
Larry Feldman
Dojo: Atlanta School of Aikido
Location: Atlanta, GA
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 386
Re: wanting to compare 2 books

You are comparing apples and oranges.

Shioda's book has more techniques.

You can't learn Aikido from a book.

If you study Shioda's style (or a related one) of Aikido then it may be helpful as a reference to supplement your teacher, but you can't learn Aikido from a book....

Shifflet is especially valuable if you are a beginner in Shin Shin Toistsu Aikido or any of the offshoots. Seidokan, Kokikai, Shin Budo Kai, etc.

I usually only recommend Aikido books that cover philosophy, history or 'verbal aikido'.

If you are insistent on a technique book buy a DVD instead.
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