Free PDF: “The History and Content of Morihei Ueshiba’s 1938 technical manual “Budo”

“The book that vindicated the authenticity of Morihiro Saito’s technique!”

We have uploaded a PDF file of the complete introduction to “Takemusu Aikido Special Edition: Budo,” authored by Morihiro Saito, 9th dan.

This book is based on technical material contained in the technical manual entitled Budo published in 1938 by Morihei Ueshiba supplemented by detailed commentary by Morihiro Saito Shihan. The technical material in this volume includes preparatory exercises, basic techniques, knife (tantodori), and sword-taking techniques (tachidori), sword vs. sword forms (ken tai ken), mock-bayonet (juken) techniques, and finishing exercises (shumatsu dosa).

Takemusu Aikido Special Edition also features an essay by Aikido Journal Editor-in-chief Stanley Pranin on the history and background of the publication of Morihei Ueshiba’s prewar manual Budo containing newly-discovered findings!

Click here to download this informative essay on one of aikido’s most important historial documents.

This volume completes the “Takemusu Aikido” series of six books by Morihiro Saito, 9th dan.

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