“THE AIKIDO LEGACY PACKAGE”
THE WORLD OF AIKIDO AT YOUR FINGERTIPS!

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Everything you should know about the art of
Aikido and its Founder Morihei Ueshiba!

Click on the image below to view covers of all 119 issues published over 26 years. The archives
contain 4,300 pages of articles, interviews, technical sections, events and much more!

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The Aikido Legacy Package is affordably priced at $67. The amount of material and its potential impact on your progress in aikido are remarkable! You will have instant access to the vast resources in the Legacy Package, all of which can be downloaded to any of your computing device at your convenience. It makes good sense to order now, especially with the New Year fast approaching.

Once again, $67 is all you will pay for full access to the package content.

 

Hi! I’m Stanley Pranin, publisher of Aikido Journal. I’ve devoted my life to aikido, to both the practice of the art and the study of its fascinating history. During the 20 years I spent in Japan, I published hundreds of articles on aikido and its Founder Morihei Ueshiba.

The Aikido Legacy Package that we are now offering provides you an abundance of essential aikido resources. Even more, it is your passport to our suite of websites which represent the sum total of my career research into aikido and the life, art, and philosophy of its Founder.


HERE’S WHAT YOU GET…

1. The complete digital edition of all 119 Back Issues of Aiki News / Aikido Journal easily accessible through a custom PDF interface

This back-issue archive contains an extensive collection of documents on all aspects of Aikido, Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu, and other Japanese martial arts easily accessible through a custom PDF table of contents. The back issues consist of scans of every page of the 119 issues published — about 4,300 pages — with hundreds of articles, interviews, essays, and events replete with thousands of photos featuring the top teachers, past and present.

For the full description of each item click here.


2. A one-year subscription to the Aikido Journal Members Site with over 6,000 web pages, hundreds of articles and interviews, and thousands of photos, technical advice and much more!

The Aikido Journal Members Site contains the world’s largest collection of aikido-related documents of all types. Its resources consist of thousands of articles, images, videos, and other reference sources and can be fully searched for rapid retrieval of information on whatever subject.

For the full description of each item click here.


3. Stanley Pranin’s “Aikido Pioneers – Prewar Era” consisting of 20 in-depth interviews with the greatest figures of Aikido history

This massive tome of 364 pages contains 20 interviews meticulously edited from hundreds of hours of conversations conducted by Stanley Pranin over a 30-year period with those closest to Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969).

For the full description of each item click here.


4. Stanley Pranin’s “Conversations with Daito-ryu Masters”, the first book published in any language on Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu. It includes 9 interviews with the top Daito-ryu figures plus a detailed history and a technical section!

The heart of this book consists of a series of interviews with the leading exponents of Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu — including several direct students of Sokaku Takeda, the martial arts genius who taught Morihei Ueshiba the techniques that were later refined into modern aikido.

For the full description of each item click here.


5. Stanley Pranin’s “Encyclopedia of Aikido. This classic reference includes hundreds of biographies of aikido personalities, rare photos, definitions of specialized terms, a bibliography, capsule histories of the art, and more.

This book, long out of print, is a one-of-a-kind aikido reference work containing a cornucopia of essential information about every aspect of the art. In it, you will find hundreds of biographies of aikido personalities, rare photos, addresses, definitions of specialized terms, a bibliography of books, even capsule histories of the art for the world’s major countries up to the time of the publication of the book.

For the full description of each item click here.


6. SPECIAL BONUS: A beautiful poster-size Chronological Chart featuring all of the principal prewar and postwar students of Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba suitable for printing and display in your dojo.

This is a beautifully presented chart designed by Stanley Pranin containing photographs and capsule biographies of some 70 of the best-known disciples of Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba. The dates and Japanese kanji characters for all names are also included, and each period is color-coded for easy reference. Take this high-resolution file to your local printing service and have a high-quality poster made for your dojo!

For the full description of each item click here.


HERE’S WHAT “THE AIKIDO LEGACY PACKAGE” WILL DO FOR YOU

Have you ever been stuck in your training and needed guidance to find quick answers about how to improve your technique?

Have you ever been asked a question about Morihei Ueshiba O-Sensei, the man, or Aikido’s history, and been unable to come up with a good answer?

This describes the majority of aikido practitioners who periodically experience roadblocks in their training, and are unable to speak with confidence about how the art was founded, or explain its theory and principles.

Does this include you?

You need to educate yourself about the nuts and bolts of aikido techniques and the art’s colorful history to understand the present state of affairs, and to guide your progress in the future! We are certain thatThe Aikido Legacy Package with its wealth of information on every aspect of the art will become your go-to resource for all things related to the art.

HERE’S HOW TO ORDER

Download, read and study the vast selection of expert information on nearly every imaginable aikido subject. You will have the opportunity to digest this well-researched documentation at your own pace, thereby gaining an understanding of one of the most unique of Japanese martial arts. The wide range of documentation covering the techniques, history and styles of aikido’s greatest masters available to you will afford a huge advantage as you forge ahead in your training.

This is your opportunity to gain access to the world’s largest archives on aikido for your personal reference at the affordable price of $67.

Act Now… Become a Walking Encyclopedia of Aikido!

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After you place your order you will be re-directed to the page where you can log in to access the content of The Aikido Legacy Package. In addition, complete instructions will be sent to you by email together with an acknowledgement of your purchase.

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Click Here to Order the Aikido Legacy Package for $67!

If you have any questions at all, feel free to contact me by email or telephone +1-702-448-6962.

So don’t wait, click here to order now.

Yours in Aiki,

Stanley Pranin

 

How To Become a Walking Encyclopedia of Aikido!
Detailed descriptions of the package content appear below

You’ll be able to immediately download all of the content of “The Aikido Legacy Package” which includes:

1. The complete digital edition of all 119 Back Issues of Aiki News / Aikido Journal easily accessible through a custom PDF interface

26 years, 119 issues of Aiki News / Aikido JournalAiki News — later renamed Aikido Journal — began as a small newsletter first published in 1974 and eventually grew into the most respected magazine dedicated to Aikido. It was published continuously from 1974-2000, altogether a total of 119 issues.

This back-issue archive contains an extensive collections of documents on all aspects of Aikido, Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu, and other Japanese martial arts made easily accessible through a custom PDF table of contents. The back issues consist of scans of every page of the 119 issues published — about 4,300 pages — with hundreds of articles, interviews, essays, and events replete with thousands of photos featuring the top teachers, past and present.

• 119 issues covering 26 years of back issues of Aiki News / Aikido Journal

• More than 4,300 page scans in resizable format

• Each issue presented in Acrobat PDF format with clickable article links

• Special Bonus: 4-hour audio lecture on Aikido history by Editor-in-chief Stanley Pranin in mp3 format


2. A one-year subscription to the Aikido Journal Members Site with over 6,000 web pages, hundreds of articles and interviews, and thousands of photos, technical advice and much more!

The amazing resources of the AJ Members Site will give you answers fast!

The Aikido Journal Members Site contains the world’s largest collection of aikido-related documents of every kind. Its resources consist of thousands of articles, images, videos, and other reference sources and can be fully searched for rapid retrieval of information on whatever subject of interest. The Aikido Journal Members Site focuses on aikido, Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu — aikido’s precursor art, and many classical Japanese martial arts. Information is available on nearly every top aikido instructor from all periods of aikido history.


3. Stanley Pranin’s “Aikido Pioneers – Prewar Era” consisting of 20 in-depth interviews with the greatest figures of Aikido history

Stanley Pranin's Aikido PioneersThis massive tome of 364 pages contains 20 interviews meticulously edited from hundreds of hours of conversations conducted by Stanley Pranin over a 30-year period with those closest to Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969). The Founder drew on his extensive martial arts experience as a young man, fusing this knowledge with his deeply-held religious beliefs, to create the modern self-defense art of Aikido.

During his long career, Ueshiba associated with some of prewar Japan’s most colorful characters, including famous jujutsu master Sokaku Takeda, the charismatic religious leader Onisaburo Deguchi, and numerous members of Japan’s military, political, and business elite. Here is the captivating story of the birth of aikido, based on the first-hand accounts of Ueshiba’s top students prior to World War II.

These early devotees of the art offer an insightful portrayal into the character of the Aikido Founder, and a detailed description of his teaching and activities, spanning nearly half a century. More than 100 photos, many published for the first time, add an important visual dimension to the testimonies of the interviewees. This massive 364-page tome is an essential volume for those desiring to discover the roots of Aikido, a true cultural treasure of Japan. Many of the myths having long circulated about Aikido’s beginnings will be dispelled through the testimonies of those who actually witnessed these historical events.


4. Stanley Pranin’s “Conversations with Daito-ryu Masters”, the first book published in any language on Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu. It includes 9 interviews with the top Daito-ryu figures plus a detailed history and a technical section!

The world of Daito-ryu revealed!Sokaku Takeda was one of the outstanding figures of 20th century Japanese martial arts. For over fifty years he taught his art of Daito-ryu aikijujutsu to nearly thirty thousand students, including Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba. Today, Daito-ryu is perhaps the best known of the Japanese jujutsu styles, but there has been surprisingly little information in print in any language on this fascinating and complex art. Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu: Conversations with Daito-ryu Masters is the first book ever published to explore the life of Takeda, the history of his art, and the techniques that are practiced in Daito-ryu today.

The heart of this book consists of a series of interviews with the leading exponents of Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu — including several direct students of Sokaku Takeda, the martial arts genius who taught Morihei Ueshiba the techniques that were later refined into modern aikido. Those interviewed are: Tokimune Takeda, Yukiyoshi Sagawa, Chieko Horikawa, Yusuke Inoue, Takuma Hisa, Keisuke Sato, Katsuyuki Kondo, Hakaru Mori and Seigo Okamoto. Also, a rare newspaper article from 1930 that spotlights Sokaku is included.

In addition, Conversations with Daito-ryu Masters includes an authoritative essay on the life of Sokaku Takeda and the history of the art by Aikido Journal Editor-in-chief Stanley Pranin.


5. Stanley Pranin’s “Encyclopedia of Aikido. This classic reference includes hundreds of biographies of aikido personalities, rare photos, definitions of specialized terms, a bibliography, capsule histories of the art, and more.

The invaluable are resource for aikido practitioners everywhere!Stanley Pranin’s 1991 book titled “The Aiki News Encyclopedia of Aikido” is now available in PDF format. This book, long out of print, is a one-of-a-kind aikido reference work containing a cornucopia of essential information about aikido-related subjects. In it, you will find hundreds of biographies of aikido personalities, rare photos, definitions of specialized terms, a bibliography of books, even capsule histories of the art for the world’s major countries up to the time of the publication of the book.

To give you an idea of how readers have reacted to the work, we have excerpted a few comments about the book found on amazon.com:

“Pranin has researched aikido as has no one else – American OR Japanese – and this book is a goldmine of information that’s hard to get elsewhere. Whatever style of aikido you practice (and maybe jujutsu or the ken, too) this book will have information on it. A lot of the scuttlebutt on the acrimony between the various teachers of harmony, too. Highly recommended.”

“Author Stanley Pranin includes a huge variety of information in this encyclopedia on people in all different branches of Aikido and related arts, places of historical interest, specific events, different styles of aikido and their founders, and styles related to Aikido. Unfortunately, this volume has been out of print for some time…

“Includes information about Ueshiba Morihei, Ueshiba Kisshomaru, Takeda Sokaku, Tohei Koichi, Saotome Mitsugi, Saito Morihiru, Tomiki, and many more. Japanese and non-Japanese instructors are covered, and Stanley Pranin has gone through the trouble of authenticating many of the ranks held by prominent Aikido people. I hope someday we will see an updated version in print!”


6. SPECIAL BONUS: A beautiful poster-size Chronological Chart featuring all of the principal prewar and postwar students of Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba suitable for printing and display in your dojo.

All of the major disciples of Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba!The evolution of Aikido was a development that spanned more than 50 years. The beginning and early phase of the art took place in the prewar period. The devastation of the Pacific War caused profound changes to the thinking and technique of Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba. Aikido as we know it today emerged during the 1940s and 50s while Morihei lived in Iwama. Over the years, the Founder had many talented students who played important roles in the development and dissemination of the art. This chart was created to give a bird’s-eye view of the historical arc of aikido and to put a face to many of the important contributors to the art’s establishment.

This is a beautifully presented chart designed by Stanley Pranin containing photographs and capsule biographies of some 70 of the best-known disciples of Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba. The dates and Japanese kanji characters for all names are also included, and each period is color-coded for easy reference. Take this high-resolution file to your local printing service and have a high-quality poster made for your dojo!

Many times, aikido practitioners have little understanding of those that preceded them, or the remarkable heritage of which they are the beneficiaries. This chart, titled “The Principal Disciples of Morihei Ueshiba,” will give you an overall view of the various periods in the evolution of aikido, and the important people who learned from Morihei Ueshiba and were responsible for the dissemination of his art.


HERE’S WHAT “THE AIKIDO LEGACY PACKAGE” WILL DO FOR YOU

Have you ever been stuck in your training and needed guidance to find quick answers about how to improve your technique?

Have you ever been asked a question about Morihei Ueshiba O-Sensei, the man, or Aikido’s history, and been unable to come up with a good answer?

This describes the majority of aikido practitioners who periodically experience roadblocks in their training, and are unable to speak with confidence about how the art was founded, or explain its theory and principles.

Does this include you?

You need to educate yourself about the nuts and bolts of aikido techniques and the art’s colorful history to understand the present state of affairs, and to guide your progress in the future! We are certain thatThe Aikido Legacy Package with its wealth of information on every aspect of the art will become your go-to resource for all things related to the art.

HERE’S HOW TO ORDER

Download, read and study the vast selection of expert information on nearly every imaginable aspect of aikido. You will have the opportunity to digest this well-researched documentation at your own pace, thereby gaining an understanding of one of the most unique of Japanese martial arts. The wide range of documentation of the techniques, history and styles of aikido’s greatest masters available to you will give you a huge advantage as you forge ahead in your training.

This is your opportunity to acquire the world’s largest archives on aikido for your personal reference at the affordable price of $67.

Act Now… Become a Walking Encyclopedia of Aikido!

http://blog.aikidojournal.com/media/legacy-checkout-67.jpg

Click Here to Order the Aikido Legacy Package for $67!

After you place your order you will be re-directed to the page where you can log in to access the content of The Aikido Legacy Package. In addition, complete instructions will be sent to you by email together with an acknowledgement of your purchase.

If you have any questions at all, feel free to contact me by email or telephone +1-702-448-6962.

So don’t wait, click here to order now.

Yours in Aiki,

Stanley Pranin

P.S. We are certain that “The Aikido Legacy Package” will become your go-to resource for all things related to aikido. We are confident that you will be absolutely delighted with the quality of the materials awaiting your study. For that reason, we’re offering a no-questions asked, 30-day money back guarantee on all purchases.