This book has a greater number of sequence photographs than other books on aikido techniques previously published. This will help beginners to understand what they need to pay attention in mastering basic movements. It also has many close up photographs and images taken from some different angles, which I hope will make techniques more understandable. It will also be of great help to instructors in charge of beginners and children.
The basics explained in this book constitute the fundamentals of aikido techniques. Therefore you have to keep practicing them even after you are promoted to higher ranks. I hope this book will help you to check what you have learned by observing your instructor's demonstrations at you dojo and thereby improve your skills.