An Aikido life… “Stanley Pranin’s new entry in Wikipedia”


“Pranin has given numerous lectures on Aikido history and the life of Aikido Founder, Morihei Ueshiba, in the USA, Mexico, France, and Japan”

We are pleased to report that Aikido Journal Editor Stanley Pranin has a new entry in Wikipedia. The entry is quite detailed and will afford interested readers a good idea of Stanley’s career in aikido as a practitioner, historian, and publisher. The text of the entry starts: “Stanley Pranin is an American publisher and editor-in-chief of Aikido Journal (formerly Aiki News), established in 1974. He is a researcher and archivist of Aikido history, author and publisher of several books and hundreds of articles about Aikido and Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu, Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido, and his students. Pranin’s lengthy career and leveraging of the Internet and social media have made him one of the most influential figures in the Aikido world.”

Click here to read Stanley Pranin’s Wikipedia entry.


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  1. Hello Stan,
    This is a very detailed entry. It tells me so much more about you.

    I have a question about the Takemusu books number. The entry still says just 6 volumes. Didn’t you publish some beyond 6. I think I have a later volume with some weapons in it. I’ll have to go back to the dojo and look again. I’m 90% sure I had all 6 then another volume showed up (I think my students bought it as a birthday present) with hints there was another book beyond that. So could you clarify how many volumes now make up the Takemusu volumes?

    Tom Huffman

    • Hi Tom,

      There were two small manuals published earlier with the title of “Takemusu Aiki” both being out of print for many years.

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