Uchideshi provides readers with an inside look at the live-in training program at the Yoshinkan Aikido headquters during the first half of the 1980s. Under the direction of Shioda Gozo, himself a pillar of modern Aikido . .
Aikido Jinsei is the autobiography of Gozo Shioda, the founder of Yoshinkan Aikido. First published in
Japan in 1985, Shioda Sensei uses this book to share his experiences, his aikido and his way of life with his readers. It is available here for the first time as a full and complete translation . .
Throughout this important and insightful work, Shioda Sensei relates
many stories about the time he spent training directly with the
founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba Sensei, about his war-time experiences
and about his years as the Headmaster of the Yoshinkan . . . more
This 2 DVD set presents all of the major technical requirements
for instructor certification as outlined by the Yoshinkan Aikido
Headquarters in Tokyo. The footage for was shot between July 10
and July 13, 2003, when Inoue Kancho visited Aikido Yoshinkai Canada
in Toronto . . . more >>
Endless Quest offers a glimpse of what it was like to train directly
under one of the "old masters" of karate-do. Chitose
O-Sensei was one of the most important architects of modern karate-do
during a key time in its development and William J. Dometrich was
his first non-Japanese student . . . more>>
When this book was originally released in Japan in 1957, Chitose
Sensei was among the key individuals working towards the spread
of Karate-do. In Kempo Karate-do, readers can learn from
Dr. Chitose's thoughts concerning the role, importance, and techniques
of Karate-do during this pivotal time of its popularization . .