While doing some reorganization the other day, we stumbled across 10 brand-new copies of Stanley Pranin’s Encyclopedia of Aikido first published in 1991. This book has been out of print for many years and is truly a collector’s item. We will be selling off these 10 copies on a first-come, first-served basis for a flat $75 per book. Each of these copies are personally autographed by the author.
If you would like to take advantage of this last chance to own a new, signed copy of the book, please click here.
To give you an idea of how readers have reacted to the work, we have excerpted a few comments about the book found on amazon.com:
“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 interest, 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…
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 ranks held by prominent Aikido people. I hope someday we will see an updated version in print!”
“Pranin has researched aikido as has no one else–American OR Japanese–and this book is a goldmine of information that’s hard to get elsewhere. Whatever style of aikido you practice (and maybe jujutsu or the ken, too) this book will have information on it. A lot of the scuttlebutt on the acrimony between the various teachers of harmony, too. Highly recommended.”
For an idea of the content of the Encyclopedia of Aikido, you may click here to view the “Biographies and Terms” section of the online version.