Journals Higher Education



Published: 08 February 2013

208 Pages | 20 black-and-white photos

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9781568364117

Bookseller Code (02)


My Spiritual Journey

Gozo Shioda
Afterword by Yasuhisa Shioda

A Publication of Kodansha USA

In this first full autobiography, aikido legend Gozo Shioda tells of his exciting life. Shioda, a star student of aikido founder Morihei Ueshiba, went on to found the Yoshinkan school, known for its rigorous training techniques and emphasis on correct form. In 1988, Shioda was awarded the title Aikido Master by the International Martial Arts Federation. Over the course of his distinguisehd career, he served as chief instructor for the Tokyo Metropolitan Police, the Air Self-defense Force, the Japanese National Railways, and a number of leading Japanese universities.

In Aikido: My Spiritual Journey, Shioda relates moving, personal anecdotes about Ueshiba and shares the lessons he learned. He also offers a concise overview of the key elements of aikido. About 20 rare photos are included. Yasuhisa Shioda, the author's son and himself a prominent figure in the aikido world, has contributed the Afterword to this volume.


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