187 Pages, Softcover

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Aikido Shugyo, by Gozo Shioda, is a rare insight from one of the leading and most well-known martial artists of his time. Throughout this important and insightful work, Shioda Sensei relates numerous 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. This translation by two advanced practitioners of Yoshinkan Aikido is first-rate and this book will be an essential addition to the collection of any martial arts practitioner.

"The publication of Aikido Shugyo in the English language is a watershed event for aikido enthusiasts everywhere. Gozo Shioda, one of the most talented students of the art's founder Morihei Ueshiba, is the author of this fascinating tome that recounts his career and philosophy as an aikido teacher."