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by Stanley A. Pranin

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Download The Aiki News Encyclopedia of Aikido epub
ISBN: 4900586129
ISBN13: 978-4900586123
Category: Reference
Author: Stanley A. Pranin
Language: English
Publisher: Aiki News; First edition (1991)
Pages: 214 pages
ePUB size: 1586 kb
FB2 size: 1685 kb
Rating: 4.4
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Author Stanley Pranin includes a huge variety of information in this encyclopedia on people in all different branches of Aikido and related arts, places of historical inretest, specific events, different styles of aikido and their founders, and styles related to Aikido. Unfortunately, this volume has been out of print for some time. Pranin does offer an updated CD-ROM version of the Encyclopedia through the online Aikido Journal (formerly Aiki News), but I myself prefer something I can physically handle and access without having to plug in!
Includes information about Ueshiba Morihei, Ueshiba Kisshomaru, Takeda Sokaku, Tohei Koichi, Saotome Mitsugi, Saito Morihiru, Tomiki, and many more. Japanese and non-Japanese instructors are covered, and Stanley Pranin has gone through the trouble of authenticating many of the anks held by prominent Aikido people. I hope someday we will see an updated version in print!
There is NOBODY with more knowledge of the history and minutae of Aikido than Stanley Pranin. The research to put this text together was staggering. The only drawback is that the book is not being updated in print form (although it now exists in an online version on the Aikido Journal dot com website).
It is very good, but information is same old