Aikido Pioneers, Prewar Era

by Stanley Pranin

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Aikido Pioneers tells the captivating story of the birth of aikido, based on the first-hand accounts of Ueshiba's top students prior to World War II. The interviews contained in Aikido Pioneers have been edited from hundred of hours of conversations conducted over a 30-year period with those closest to the founder. 

The book contains direct accounts and insights from Yoichiro Inoue, Kenji Tomiki, Hisao Kameda, Hajime Iwata, Minoru Mochizuki, Shigemi Yonekawa, Rinjiro Shirata, Gozo Shioda, Yoshio Sugino, Kiyoshi Nakakura, Takako Kunigoshi, Zenzaburo Akazawa, Tenryu, Bansen Tanaka, Shigenobu Okumura, Minoru Hirai, Koichi Tohei, Kissaburo Osawa, Kanshu Sunadomari, and Kisshomaru Ueshiba. 

  • This 362 page book is a large format (9"x12") hardbound coffee table style book. 
  • Limited edition: Each book is uniquely numbered.
  • Slip case with foil embossing
  • Heavyweight paper 

Less than 60 copies of this numbed Limited Edition remain available for purchase.

 
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