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Old 11-14-2005, 08:16 PM   #1
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New book from Doshu

Just wanted to put up a notice about a new book, "Progressive Aikido: The Essential Elements" by Moriteru Ueshiba Doshu (translated by John Stevens) that is due out from Kodansha in early January. It's a predominantly technical text, aimed at beginning to intermediate students. Pre-orders are being taken now on Amazon and Kodansha sites. I'm reading mine now, and I'll post some comments when I'm through...
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Old 11-14-2005, 08:24 PM   #2
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Re: New book from Doshu

I have found all of the Ueshiba books excellent.
I'll put this on my holiday wish list.

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Old 11-14-2005, 09:56 PM   #3
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Re: New book from Doshu

Hi Clark,

If you have the time, can you add the book to the book reviews section of this site? You can use the Add New Product link located near the top of the page to add books (videos, equipment, etc) to the site.

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Old 11-15-2005, 08:20 AM   #4
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Re: New book from Doshu

I believe this book is a translation of Aikido Jotatsu. I have read the original Japanese version and it is really good as it zooms in on the finer details of the waza - i.e. it shows the moves as one would see it in its entirety, before zooming in on the critical parts, frame-by-frame

I only wish Doshu had covered more techniques in this book... sigh!
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Old 11-15-2005, 06:39 PM   #5
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Re: New book from Doshu

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I believe this book is a translation of Aikido Jotatsu. I have read the original Japanese version and it is really good as it zooms in on the finer details of the waza - i.e. it shows the moves as one would see it in its entirety, before zooming in on the critical parts, frame-by-frame
Yes, I believe that is correct. The highlights and points of emphasis in the discussion are embellished in sidebars called "Points".
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I only wish Doshu had covered more techniques in this book... sigh!
Then what would he have to write about in his NEXT book?
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Re: New book from Doshu

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Clark Bateman wrote:
Just wanted to put up a notice about a new book, "Progressive Aikido: The Essential Elements" by Moriteru Ueshiba Doshu (translated by John Stevens) that is due out from Kodansha in early January.
Delivered this morning .

Looking forward to reading it.

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Old 11-17-2005, 12:52 PM   #7
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Re: New book from Doshu

Bryan, I'm enjoying it. There's no revelations or epiphanies in there, and the material is basic to intermediate, but I like the format and attention to detailed explanations.
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Old 11-18-2005, 12:40 AM   #8
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Re: New book from Doshu

I glanced through it briefly last night in the 5 minutes I had between arriving home and going back out to keiko. The initial set of photo's regaring ukemi and tegatana look to be very similar to those in his previous books (I have the Japanese originals). I 'm just saying that from what I saw, I haven't had a chance to compare them yet.

Having said that, I do like his books.

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Old 11-18-2005, 02:56 AM   #9
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Re: New book from Doshu

Bryan, if you have read "Aikido Jotatsu", then it's all going to look very familiar.
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Old 12-03-2005, 11:50 AM   #10
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If you have the time, can you add the book to the book reviews section of this site?
Done...
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Old 12-03-2005, 12:59 PM   #11
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tried to order from amazon and they cant deliver until after xmas boo hoo
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Justin, I think there's one on eBay right now, and I know that East Coast Martial Arts Supply (www.ecmas.com) has a few copies in stock, although probably at closer to the cover price than Amazon.
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Re: New book from Doshu

Hi Clark,

Thanks for adding the book to the reviews section and for posting your review!

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