Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere: An Illustrated Introduction / Edition 1

Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere: An Illustrated Introduction / Edition 1

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by Adele Westbrook, Oscar Ratti, A. M. Westbrook
     
 

ISBN-10: 0804800049

ISBN-13: 9780804800044

Pub. Date: 12/28/1989

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

Aikido, the "gentleman's fighting art," neutralizes aggression and renders attackers harmless without injuring them. By controlling body position and understanding its simple physical premises, anyone-regardless of size, strength or weight-can fend off attacks using this sophisticated martial art. This classic text reveals the secrets which enable the stunning

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Aikido, the "gentleman's fighting art," neutralizes aggression and renders attackers harmless without injuring them. By controlling body position and understanding its simple physical premises, anyone-regardless of size, strength or weight-can fend off attacks using this sophisticated martial art. This classic text reveals the secrets which enable the stunning displays of physical control practiced in Aikido. Further, it delves into the ethical intention requisite for successful aikido, and enables its readers to harmonize their vital powers-both mental and physical-into the disciplined practice of this elegant martial art.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804800044
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
12/28/1989
Edition description:
Hardcover with Jacket
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

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Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere: An Illustrated Introduction 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a great introduction to the art of Aikido. It is somewhat technical and that is the only reason I did not give it 5 stars. The illustration is informative rather than just visually appealing. This book will prepare you to step into the dojo for the first time as well as give you insight into the history and even some advanced technique. The authors placed even emphasis on ki as well as street effectiveness.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago