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Tatsuo Kimura : Discovering Aiki
-- My 20 years with Yukiyoshi Sagawa Sensei . . . 2,916 yen
Tatsuo Kimura is a best-selling author, a mathematician of international reknown, and professor at Japan's prestigious Tsukuba University.
He is also a leading student of the late Yukiyoshi Sagawa Sensei, one of the most famous disciples of Sokaku Takeda.
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The book is written by Tatsuo Kimura describing his 20 years with his teacher Yukiyoshi Sagawa (Total 238 pages).
Out of 238 pages, 138 pages are translated in English by the author (The first 60 pages of pictures, 2nd chapter 42 pages and 3rd chapter 36 pages)
The first 60 pages of pictures consist of Sagawa's techniques. This is the first time that so many of Sagawa's pictures got brought in one place. Kimura says that these pictures bring back vivid memories of Sagawa's teachings.
2nd Chapter(Devoting my time exclusively to mathematical research and Aiki Practice) is about Kimura before meeting Sagawa where he was devoting himself to the mathematical research as well as practicing martial arts such as Kendo, Aikido and Kashimashinryu
3rd Chapter(Yukiyoshi Sagawa Sensei of Daito-ryu Aikibujutsu) is focused on his practice under Sagawa where he describes how he got the understanding of Aiki after a long struggle.