More exciting news on the book front! We are now accepting pre-orders for Traditional Aikido, Volume 3 – Applied Techniques by Morihiro Saito, 9th dan. This important book begins the presentation of the vast subject of taijutsu, that is, the empty-handed techniques of aikido following on the Aiki weapon techniques introduced in the first two volumes. This book was revolutionary at the time of its publication and remains the standard text on the subject even today.
Just as with Traditional Aikido, Volume 1 and Volume 2 recently republished, this is a brand-new edition done in the exact style and format of the original books by Saito Sensei that took the aikido world by storm when they were released in the 1970s. These are hardcover volumes made for durability featuring a semi-gloss paper like the originally published volumes.
For years these books have been out-of-print and were sold for hundreds of dollars on sites such as ebay.com. Now you can own this collector’s item in brand-new, mint condition for your aikido library. The remaining books of the series–five in total–will be published in succession in coming months.
Volume 3 is scheduled for release on March 18, 2009 and those who place pre-orders will receive a discount over the normal retail price.
Click here for more information and to pre-order Traditional Aikido, Volume 3.
Click here for more information and to pre-order Traditional Aikido, Volume 2, which is immediately available.
Click here for more information and to-order Traditional Aikido, Volume 1,which is immediately available.