“Early foreign practitioners of the art in the Aikikai system relied heavily on this book to guide their training and preparation for testing as they progressed in aikido. This book has long been out of print. Nonetheless, it is a valuable historical document that reflects the state of aikido at this important juncture of the art’s history.”
We have prepared a reference section based on the 1960 book of Koichi Tohei Sensei titled Aikido: The Arts of Self-Defense in which the main points of the early technical system of this great master are presented. This book is now extremely rare and has been out of print for years.
Click here to view reference materials from Koichi Tohei Sensei’s early book
Check out our new adjunct website “Koichi Tohei Resources” dedicated to this great Aikido master.