The Forgiving Martial Art: Shoji Nishio’s “Aikido — Yurusu Budo”

“O-Sensei’s thinking was great. He made a tremendous change from
the former unforgiving, lethal martial arts to a ‘forgiving martial art.’”

This 208-page technical volume is the only book written by one of the greatest teachers of the postwar era, Shoji Nishio Sensei, 8th dan. This book and is presented in bilingual, Japanese-English format for an international readership. “Yurusu Budo” contains hundreds of technical photos illustrating Nishio Sensei’s empty-handed techniques along with detailed explanations and commentary on their interrelationships with the ken and jo, and the deeper principles of aikido.

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