An Aikido Journal subscription is your ticket to a world of compelling information available nowhere else!

Aikido Journal appeals to a niche market, no two ways about it! Our focus is the serious practitioner, the aikido instructor, and those who value the heritage of the art. One of the best tools we have to reach our valued readers with this information is our special two-year subscription offer. The material you receive at no extra cost will be among the most prized items in your aikido book collection.

Look at what your two-year subscription or renewal gets you:

  • Aikido Pioneers – Prewar Era – FREE OF CHARGE!
  • Aiki News / Aikido Journal back-issue DVD
  • More than 4,300 pages of Aiki News / Aikido Journal magazine from 1974-2000
  • Access to more than 800 archived articles
  • Access to over 100 rare video clips
  • Encyclopedia of Aikido reference book from 1991 in PDF form
  • 4-hour lecture on Aikido history by Aikido Journal Editor Stanley Pranin

Many of you know that this outstanding reference DVD includes 26 years of Aiki News / Aikido Journal, more than 4,300 pages in PDF format to be read on your computer. However, this information-packed DVD also includes several bonuses. Among them is a 4-hour lecture by Stanley Pranin on the history of aikido in mp3 format. This detailed lecture will give you many new perspectives on the life of Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba not found in any book.

Here is a 15-minute sample from the lecture.

In addition to the above, this information-laden DVD includes a free copy in PDF format of Stanley Pranin’s essential Encyclopedia of Aikido, originally published in 1991 and now a classic. This invaluable reference source contains more than 800 entries on important historical figures, commonly used terms, a comprehensive bibliography, and an index to the Aiki News / Aikido Journal magazines.

Click here to take out a 2-year subscription or to renew your subscription for two years and receive the free back issue DVD including the Encyclopedia of Aikido in PDF format, and Aikido Pioneers – Prewar Era.


  1. russell waddell says:

    Mr. Pranin, I enjoyed your little talk and would like to thank you for all your hard work and research to bring the history to all of us who practice aikido…originally I was a student of Karl Geis of Tomiki Aikido in Houston,… your facts along with his stories of Tomiki help to round out my legacy as I relate them to my students over the last 30 years…keep up the great work. Russ

  2. Dear Stan,

    Hello old friend! It is so good to see that you are still so involved in preserving and documenting aikido and other arts historical materials. I truely admire what you have done and continue to do.

    I enjoy exploring your site and find it inspiring. What a remarkable journey you have had. Best wishes to you.

    May the Tao be with you,
    Carl Totton

  3. Vincent Murphy says:

    Hi Stanley,

    This is a great offer and the Aiki News/Journal / Encyclopedia of Aikido DVD is an absolute must for serious Aikido students. It is a remarkable testimony to the very important research work you did at this critical time when the old masters were still around to clear up a lot of the issues that would now be raging controversies but for your outstanding efforts – and dogged persistence in many cases. This is greatly appreciated.

    The only problem as time goes on is that the subscription offer is getting out of date – everyone who took up the offer when it was first made will already have the DVD. So is there any cnace you could offer an alternative for those who already have the DVD?

    Many thanks, best regards, and keep up the good work.

    Vincent Murphy

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