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Aikido is one of the oldest form of martial arts. Founded by Morihei Ueshiba, Aikido came about through the studies of many different kinds of traditional martial arts. In fact, is often perceived as a form of exercise or a dance because of some of its forms. It is also viewed by some quarters as some form of martial mesmerism.

Aikido is even confused with Daito Ryu Aikijutsu, it is different in its essence. Still, its founder attributed his ...
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Overview

Aikido is one of the oldest form of martial arts. Founded by Morihei Ueshiba, Aikido came about through the studies of many different kinds of traditional martial arts. In fact, is often perceived as a form of exercise or a dance because of some of its forms. It is also viewed by some quarters as some form of martial mesmerism.

Aikido is even confused with Daito Ryu Aikijutsu, it is different in its essence. Still, its founder attributed his creation of aikido to the way, his master Sokaku Takeda, grandmaster of Daito Ryu, opened his eyes to the nature of Budo.

What is Aikido?

Despite its many perceived forms, Aikido is a Budo or martial arts. It is the refinement of the techniques that are being taught in traditional martial arts and is combined with a philosophy that calls on for the power of the spirit. In its essence, it is a blending of the body and the mind.


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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012348456
  • Publisher: Michelle Tason
  • Publication date: 3/30/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 33 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2011

    Horrible writing: Don't bother buying this book!

    Editor needed-that should be the subtitle of this book. The text is strewn with errors in sentence construction, piled high with incomplete words, and don't even get me started on the complete lack of basic punctuation knowledge. As a person who enjoys good writing as much as good information, this book represents a complete lack of either. Attempting to look beyond the horrendous writing, I found the same information repeated in different places through this slim volume. I suspect that this booklet was hobbled together from different sourced with little regard to imparting any sort of value. Wish I could get a refund!

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