Ebook: Morihiro Saito: Takemusu Aikido, Volume 2 — More Basics – $12.99

“Master every Yokomenuchi, Kotegaeshi, and Iriminage imaginable!”

This volume, titled Takemusu Aikido: More Basics, is the second of the comprehensive technical series authored by Morihiro Saito, 9th dan, presenting the aikido of Founder Morihei Ueshiba O-Sensei. This manual covers in exhaustive detail 76 techniques from the following series of basics: shihonage, kotegaeshi, and iriminage. Volume 2 is presented in bilingual format (Japanese-English) and provides clear, step-by-step explanations of each technique featuring over 700 illustrations.

Morihiro Saito is the author of the acclaimed technical series, Traditional Aikido, published in the early 1970s. In addition to the Takemusu Aikido technical manuals, Saito has produced a series of highly-regarded instructional DVDs.

Saito enrolled as a student of Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba in 1946. One of the art’s foremost technicians, he was the acknowledged authority on Aikido weapons training. Saito operated Ueshiba’s private dojo in Iwama, Japan and served as guardian of the Aiki Shrine for more than 30 years until his passing in 2002. He traveled extensively throughout the world for over three decades teaching his comprehensive training methods while building large followings in the USA, Europe, and Australia.

Note on translators: Ikuko Kimura was the editor of the Japanese-language magazine Aiki News for over 20 years. Stanley Pranin is a 5th degree black belt and editor-in-chief of Aikido Journal established in 1974 as Aiki News.

Right click here to download the sample PDF file of Takemusu Aikido, Volume 2

76 techniques: Shihonage (32 techniques), Kotegaeshi (21 techniques), Iriminage (24 techniques)


Introduction • Preface



Shomenuchi shihonage omote • Shomenuchi shihonage ura • Yokomenuchi shihohage omote • Yokomenuchi shihonage ura • Yokomenuchi shihonage ki no nagare omote • Yokomenuchi shihonage ki no nagare ura • Katatedori shihonage omote • Katatedori shihonage ura • Katatedori shihonage henka omote • Katatedori shihonage henka ura • Ryotedori shihonage omote • Ryotedori shihonage ura • Morotedori shihonage omote (sotodori) • Morotedori shihonage ura (sotodori) • Morotedori shihonage omote (uchidori) • Morotedori shihonage ura (uchidori) • Sodeguchidori shihonage omote • Sodeguchidori shihonage ura • Kosadori shihonage omote • Kosadori shihonage ura • Tsuki shihonage omote • Tsuki shihonage ura • Hanmihandachi katatedori shihonage omote (kihon) • Hanmihandachi katatedori shihonage ura (oyowaza) • Hanmihandachi ryotedori shihonage omote • Hanmihandachi ryotedori shihonage ura • Ushiro ryotedori shihonage omote • Ushiro ryotedori shihonage ura • Shihonage omote (sword) • Shihonage ura (sword) • Yokomenuchi shihonage (sword) • Shihonage (sword vs. sword)


Shomenuchi kotegaeshi • Katatedori kotegaeshi (shita) • Katatedori kotegaeshi (ue) • Katatedori kotegaeshi ki no nagare • Ryotedori kotegaeshi (1) • Ryotedori kotegaeshi (2) • Ryotedori kotegaeshi ki no nagare • Morotedori kotegaeshi (uchidori • Morotedori kotegaeshi (sotodori) • Sodeguchidori kotegaeshi • Tsuki kotegaeshi (1) • Tsuki kotegaeshi (2) • Kosadori kotegaeshi (1) • Kosadori kotegaeshi (2) • Ushiro ryotedori kotegaeshi (1) • Ushiro ryotedori kotegaeshi (2) • Katadori kotegaeshi • Yokomenuchi kotegaeshi • Yokomenuchi kotegaeshi ki no nagare • Ushiro eridori kotegaeshi


Shomenuchi iriminage • Shomenuchikomi iriminage (1) • Shomenuchikomi iriminage (2) • Shomenuchikomi iriminage (3) • Shomenuchi iriminage ki no nagare • Yokomenuchi iriminage kihon • Yokomenuchi iriminage ki no nagare (1) • Yokomenuchi iriminage ki no nagare (2) • Katatedori iriminage (ue) • Katatedori iriminage (shita) • Katatedori iriminage (naka) • Tsuki iriminage • Kosadori iriminage (1) • Kosadori iriminage (2) • Kosadori iriminage (3) • Katadori iriminage (ue) • Katadori iriminage (shita) • Ushiro ryotedori itriminage • Ushiroeri katatedori iriminage • Ushiroeri katatedori irminage ki no nagare • Morotedori iriminage (ue) • Morotedori iriminage (shita) • Morotedori iriminage ki no nagare (shita kara ue) • Morotedori iriminage ki no nagare (ue kara shita)

Pages: 206
File size: 325 mb
Dimensions: 7″ x 10″
Price: $12.99

I ordered this book and have found it to be a great reinforcement to the training received at class. I recommend this book to anyone who is considering purchasing it. The photos are clear and from excellent angles that show the techniques very well. The explanations that go with the photos are also very helpful. The book is a great companion to Saito Sensei’s Lost Seminars videos. — D.C.

“These manuals are invaluable tools for people like me. If Saito Sensei had been of the “old style” mindset, this might never have happened. These books have benefited me more than any other single publication on aikido technique, or any resource outside of dojo practice under a competent teacher.” — L.H.

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