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Last Review Posted by bujinro - posted: 8:24am [ Post a Review

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I am not a student of Izumi sensei. I consider that most of the products in the market are trying to present techniques, considering part of the basics already covered. There are a lot of ways to learn or to teach the first steps and I discovered new approaches. I guess the modern way of teaching should also include explanations as "hangman's corner" or others, based on daily life experience. I am looking forward to seeing all the other products mantioned in this collection! I need them!

Rating: 10
Product Details: "The Physical Principles of Aikido - volume 1 - Kamae" by Rocky Izumi - posted: - Rating: ********** 9.50

Last Review Posted by Nine Circles USA - posted: 2:44pm [ Post a Review

Views: 48816

Bu Jin Design although totally awesome are no longer available. The owner has decided to retire. If you are still looking for great hakama, you can try Nine Circles UK and Nine Circles USA depending on where you live.
Product Details: "Twill Hakama, Traditional Koshita" by John Boswell - posted: - Rating: ********* 9.33

Last Review Posted by Nine Circles USA - posted: 2:39pm [ Post a Review

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North American's can now benefit from the high quality Nine Circles products. Nine Circles has opened a branch in the US. Please have a look at www.ninecirclesusa.com

Rating: 10
Product Details: "Bokken" by ian - posted: - Rating: ********** 9.50

Last Review Posted by Nine Circles USA - posted: 11:59am [ Post a Review

Views: 52989

You will be able to get excellent Aikido gi in the States from Nine Circles USA. They are the franchise of the well know Nine Circles UK.
Product Details: "Nine Circles AG-3 Deluxe Aikido Gi" by JRY - posted: - Rating: ********* 9.00

Last Review Posted by sakumeikan - posted: 8:41am [ Post a Review

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This iis the last volume in a set of 5 written by Saito Sensei.It contains material related to advanced principles .For the benefit of any would be purchaser it would be wise to purchase the earlier vols. No serious aikidoka should be without these 5 vols.The content is priceless. Saito Sensei has given the aikido fraternity a wonderful treasure.

Rating: 10
Product Details: "Traditional Aikido, Volume 5" by akiy - posted: - Rating: ********** 10.00

Last Review Posted by sakumeikan - posted: 5:47pm [ Post a Review

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This book is a potted version of the 5 volumes of Saito Sensei Aikido books.As it is a compilation obviously thee are limitations, neverthe less for a basic book the content , layout , technical description is what you would expect from a great Aikidoka. It is also cost effective.An ideal book for everyone.
Product Details: "Aikido: Its Heart and Appearance" by akiy - posted: - Rating:

Last Review Posted by sakumeikan - posted: 12:16pm [ Post a Review

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This series of Dvds are an updated version of Vhs video material.The techniques are demonstrated by Chiba Sensei 8th Dan Shihan. These cover basic waza up to and including first kyu. A short written commentary by Chiba Sensei introduces the aims and objectives of the set which is very interesting. The camera work captures the dynamic movement of Sensei from various angles. The standard of Ukemi is also very high , carried out by a number of Chiba Sensei's students. Body conditioning /Weapons work is also therein.This section is very impressive for the athleticism of the students taking part. It is not a basic dvd , one has to know a certain amount of Aikido waza to fully appreciate this set.I have tried to rate it to no avail.The product is excellent , and I rate it 10 /1o.It should be mandatory/required viewing for any serious student of Aikido. The dvd was shot at the Fairmount Dojo.As a point of interest most if not all the Uke are now highly experienced aikidoka in their own right.A few of them at the time of compiling the original set were Uchi Deshi at San Diego Aikikai .Most of them were my ex training partners.
Product Details: "Aikido Technical Guidelines DVD" by akiy - posted: - Rating:

Last Review Posted by Shadowfax - posted: 8:44am [ Post a Review

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Just finished reading this book. As a relative newbie to aikido I found this a very very insightful and helpful book in understanding a lot of the principles of aikido. Stenudd gets down to the details of what the real meaning behind the various words that describe this complex art. I especially found the sections on Basics and really getting into what exactly things like Irimi and Tenkan are about, not just the movement but the emotion that drives it. The various stages in training and a very detailed discussion on just what it means to be Uke and Nage. Too much detail to even go into and I will need to read it again in order to really digest it all. Excellent glossary of words. The best one I have yet found. Can also be found on his website. His writing style really helps the reader to feel and picture what he is trying to convey. Once I picked this book up it was very hard to put it back down.

Rating: 10
Product Details: "Aikido: The Peaceful Martial Art" by Stefan Stenudd - posted: - Rating: ********** 10.00

Last Review Posted by Linda Eskin - posted: 10:30pm [ Post a Review

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I have all three of the Principles of Aiki DVD series, and recommend all of them. In them Ledyard Sensei presents not just the how, but the why. Also what to look for when watching demonstrations of techniques, and some pitfalls to avoid. I highly recommend these to anyone, but particularly to beginners (such as myself), because they help one learn how to learn, and present a picture of "where this is all going" that's very helpful. A huge boost to one's Aikido training.

Rating: 10
Product Details: "2006 Seminar on "Entries"" by George S. Ledyard - posted: - Rating: ********** 10.00

Last Review Posted by chillzATL - posted: 8:56am [ Post a Review

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The first half of the book is as interesting a martial arts story as you're likely to find. Starting with his childhood in Hawaii and building up to his eventually retirement from the military and life as a martial arts instructor in Charlston, Sc (where he still teaches today), it's almost like a story you'd get in a movie. He's literally traveled the world training with a who's who list of martial arts legends, not to mention testing that training many times through the years. As a fan of Aikido history it was very interesting to hear Suenaka Sensei's stories of O'sensei, Tohei sensei and all the things that took place in Aikido through the 60's and 70's. It really is a fascinating read and as another reviewer said, I had a hard time putting it down! It's crazy to think that there's someone like him teaching in South Carolina of all places! As for the technical section, I found it to be a good reference. I've never been fond of technical martial arts instruction books, but I doubt that's what Suenaka Sensei intended this to be. The technical reference does a good job of showing the finer points in what Suenaka Sensei considers the right way and wrong way to do some techniques. Considering his background and experience I doubt there are many who could argue against them.

Rating: 10
Product Details: "Complete Aikido" by akiy - posted: - Rating: ********** 10.00

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