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Yamada, Yoshimitsu -- Ultimate Aikido
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Keywords: yamada usaf
ISBN: 080651566X


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Registered: April 2001
Posts: 1318
Review Date: Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Author: Mike Lee
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One of the best books I've seen for all basic and intermediate students of aikido. Useful for instructors as well.

Yamada sensei is head of New York Aikikai and the United States Aikido Federation (USAF), all under the International Aikido Federation (IAF) based at Hombu dojo in Tokyo, Japan. (Very legit.) He studied under O'Sensei.

To say Yamada sensei knows his stuff would be a great understatement. His book, while admittedly not covering many aikido waza (of which there are an unlimited number) covers much of the basics very well. The photos are large and clear, and, usually when needed, additional sketches are included.

"Ultimate Aikido" also includes a very brief biography on Morihei Ueshiba (the founder of aikido), dojo etiquette (sitting and bowing), warm-up exercises, stance, falling, USAF and IAF listings, a glossary, and USAF promotional test requirements up to 3rd dan.

A must for any serious aikidoka's library.
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Registered: June 2000
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Posts: 819
Review Date: Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Covers all the basic techniques of the USAF-ER. If you are new to a USAF-ER dojo then this will help you understand the confusing names of techniques. Many of the techniques found in the book are also test techniques.
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Get this book if you are starting your practice in a dojo that is affiliated with the USAF-Eastern Region. The book covers the basic attacks and throws and also other things like bowing, and rolls. The biggest plus is that it will be a great aid for your first few kyu tests as it includes all the techniques from 5th through 3rd kyu as well as many for 2nd kyu. Also, if you don\'t know what\'s on your test there is a listing of the testing requirements in the back of the book.

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Anne Marie Giri
Women in Aikido: a place where us gals can come together and chat about aikido.
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Registered: May 2009
Location: Pittsburgh PA
Posts: 883
Review Date: Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Lots of pics of Techniques including mistakes or wrong movements
Cons: Would like a bigger glossary

This book was given to me by a friend when I told him I was beginning Aikido. It has been very helpful to me in identifying the things I have worked on at the dojo and getting to know my basics. The glossary in the back is very useful for me in getting terminology correct.

I gave it a 9 simply because to me nothing is perfect.
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