“I was something of a conceited young man at the time and
I took Ueshiba Sensei to be an impudent old geezer!”
We were just sent a complimentary copy of Gozo Shioda’s fascinating autobiography titled “Aikido Jinsei” (My Life in Aikido). This volume, like the previous “Aikido Shugyo” by Shioda Sensei, was translated from the Japanese by Christopher Johnston and Jacques Payet.
Quoted from the Shindokan Books website: “Aikido Jinsei, is the autobiography of Shioda Gozo, the founder of Yoshinkan Aikido. First published in Japan in 1985, Shioda Sensei uses this book to share his experiences, his aikido and his way of life with his readers. Aikido Jinsei is remarkable for the author’s extremely candid approach. Throughout the book, Shioda Sensei openly shares his most personal experiences from his childhood, his time during the war and his training with the founder of Aikido, Ueshiba Morihei Sensei. He shares key insights about Aikido which he learned from Ueshiba Sensei and he clearly documents the events after the war which led to the establishment of the Yoshinkan and his own unique brand of Aikido.
Aikido Jinsei – along with its sister volume, Aikido Shugyo – are indispensable reading for anyone interested in the history of Aikido and the life of Shioda Gozo, one of the most dynamic martial artists of recent time.”
My Life In Aikido
by Shioda Gozo
Translated by Christopher Johnston and Jacques Payet
313 PAGES, 6″ x 9″ SOFT COVER
US$36.50 + SHIPPING