Morihiro Saito: “One day, O-Sensei said, “Taijutsu
that encompasses the theory of the sword is Aikido.”


“I do not know any aikido other than O-Sensei’s. I was taught by O-Sensei from the age of 18 to 41, and served him in the same way as a live-in student, so I don’t know any other teacher. Many shihan study new techniques and demonstrate them. I think this is a wonderful thing. I study these new techniques here at the dojo and analyze them, and I can conclude firmly that there has been no one who could surpass O-Sensei.”

Aikido Journal Number 88, 1991


● Editorial – The Winds of Change, by Stanley Pranin
● Letters to the Editor
● Interview with Morihiro Saito, by Stanley Pranin
● Morihiro Saito Technical Notebook — Shomenuchi kotegaeshi, by Morihiro Saito
● Open Forum
● Daito-ryu Aiki Budo , by Takuma Hisa
● Aiki News Video Catalog
● Aiki Forum – Shindo Muso-ryu Jojutsu, Kenji Matsui
● Interview with Tokimune Takeda, by Stanley Pranin
● Yoshinkan Aikido Techniques: Iriminage applications, by Gozo Shioda
● Heard in the Dojo

Aiki News and Aikido Journal were a series of newsletters and magazines edited by Stanley Pranin dealing with all aspects of aikido and related disciplines published continuously from 1974 through 2000. 119 issues were produced during that period of time that includes hundreds of articles and interviews, thousands of photos, technical features and rare documents that have led to a deeper understanding of the fascinating stories behind the martial art of aikido and its Founder.

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Aikido Journal on DVD: “Chronicling Aikido’s Birth and Evolution!

Aikido Journal is now offering a DVD containing PDF versions of all 119 issues of Aiki News / Aikido Journal. This complete collection of magazines includes more than 4,300 pages, hundreds of articles and interviews, and thousands of images. In addition, there are bonuses featuring a PDF of Stanley Pranin’s “Encyclopedia of Aikido”, and a 4-hour audio lecture. This resource will keep every serious aikidoka busy for many months. But there is something more we would like to share with our readers to complement this information-packed DVD… Purchasers of the back issues DVD in physical or downloadable format will also receive a complimentary one-year subscription to the Aikido Journal Members Site. This offer for both the DVD and free 1-year subscription is $29.95 through Sunday, February 17.


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