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Old 05-30-2003, 01:31 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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Old 05-30-2003, 03:00 PM   #2
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Dojo: Shinkikan Aikikai Aikido of Corpus Christi
Location: Corpus Christi, Texas
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<-- is a beginner. Has the book. Likes the book.

We've been pretty much doing the same stuff in the book in class...not using it as a ciriculum, or anything, but, since it covers the basics, we've naturally been doing them.

Sensei told me he prefers the style the book lays out, but he likes other variations, too. He said that probably the best use I'd have for it is learning terminology.

The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
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Old 05-30-2003, 10:19 PM   #3
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Good book.

Lynn Seiser PhD
Yondan Aikido & FMA/JKD
We do not rise to the level of our expectations, but fall to the level of our training. Train well. KWATZ!
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Old 05-31-2003, 09:38 AM   #4
Dojo: Aikido of Midland
Location: Midland Texas
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Good book. The tapes being done by Sandai Doshu are very nice as well. There are some differences iin the terminology and organization of material from Nidai Doshu's Aikido. The breakdown of FUndamental vs. Basic is interesting as well.
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