We would like to bring to your attention that we have republished the authoritative work by Katsuyuki Kondo, Menkyo Kaiden, titled Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu Hiden Mokuroku.
This is the first book in English to introduce the technical curriculum of Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu as originally taught by Sokaku Takeda. It contains the 31 techniques of the ikkajo series of the Hiden Mokuroku, the first level of study in Daito-ryu.
The arts of Daito-ryu form the basis for most of the techniques of modern aikido, the martial art created by Morihei Ueshiba O-Sensei. The international success of aikido has in turn rekindled great interest in Daito-ryu and the legendary figure of Sokaku Takeda.
This volume also features a historical essay by Aikido Journal Editor-in-chief Stanley Pranin on the life of Sokaku Takeda, his son the late Headmaster Tokimune Takeda, Menkyo Kaiden-holder Katsuyuki Kondo, and the present status of Daito-ryu.
You may also wish to consider our special discounted set consisting of Katsuyuki Kondo’s two outstanding instructional DVDs together with the Hiden Mokuroku book.