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Francis, Dunken -- Aikido - A Beginners Guide
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Description: All the major aspects of Aikido are clearly laid out in this beautiful beginner's guide to Aikido.
Illustrated with over 90 photographs and using a clever "page per topic" format,
it's ideal for the newcomer to the art or for those just curious about Aikido.
Highly recommended by some of the most senior Aikido
practitioners in this country. Nicely presented in a sophisticated A4 "Coffee Table Book" style.
Keywords: Francis Beginner's Guide
ISBN: 0964708310


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Registered: April 2001
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Review Date: Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10 

 
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A really well put together beginner's guide, with lots of nice clear photo's and a easy to digest page-per-topic layout. Really helpful in the first few months when you need a reference for the the names and shapes of things. Good value too.
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Review Date: Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 7 

 
Pros: Easy to read format
Cons: Techniques not clear for beginners

This is a great book for the beginning student who is looking for an introduction to Aikido terms and etiquette. But it falls short in demonstrating basic techniques. (Though to be fair, it does mention in the forward that it is not meant to be a book on technique.) It is worth having if you don\'t mind paying the price for a somewhat thin book, but I would recommend using the Internet for vocab and ettiquette and using your money to buy a decent book with clear pictures of technique. (\"Dynamic Aikido\" by Shioda comes to mind).
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