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Aikido: The Tomiki Way

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Aikido is a Japanese art and was developed by Morihei Ueshiba. Aikido primarily includes techniques for unarmed and armed attacks. These techniques include numerous joint twisting and pinning techniques, as well as striking techniques. An advanced student of Aikido has a mastery of these techniques that enables them to disturb an opponent's balance or ward off grasps and strikes. The techniques of Aikido have the power to injure or kill, but primarily their purpose is to ...
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Aikido is a Japanese art and was developed by Morihei Ueshiba. Aikido primarily includes techniques for unarmed and armed attacks. These techniques include numerous joint twisting and pinning techniques, as well as striking techniques. An advanced student of Aikido has a mastery of these techniques that enables them to disturb an opponent's balance or ward off grasps and strikes. The techniques of Aikido have the power to injure or kill, but primarily their purpose is to control one or more opponents.
A few of Ueshiba's students decided to spread their knowledge of Aikido by opening their own schools. Each of these students interpreted the Aikido that they were taught differently, which has resulted in many different 'styles'. One student of Jigoro Kano, Tomiki Sensei devised a systematic and logical curriculum that can be practiced both in kata and randori, which enables a student to make steady progress and regular improvement. the resulting style of Aikido is commonly referred to as Tomiki Aikido.
Aikido - The Tomiki Way introduces a new student to Tomiki Aikido, while also providing useful reference material to an advanced practitioner of Aikido. , regardless of style. This book contains over 1100 photographs demonstrating the kata system (including all six Koryu-No-Kata) of Tomiki Aikido, as well as explaining etiquette, basic movements, and ukemi that are used in this system.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781412006682
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/12/2003
  • Pages: 298
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2003

    Great new aikido book

    I thought the book was excellent, it provided easy to follow pictures for not only techniques, but also for etiquette. It also contained each Koryu-No-Kata technique on a separate page, which is very unique. Each technique was easy to follow, with step by step pictures as well as detailed explanations. As there are not many books out there on this subject, I believe that this is a must for every student of Kenji Tomiki's system and those people who are curious about aikido in general. Furthermore, there was a great section on the history of aikido which was very informative.

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