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Aikido: Principles of Kata and Randori [NOOK Book]

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Aikido: Principles of Kata and Randori is a fully illustrated research guide for students of aikido, and includes step by step explanations of the four major katas of aikido, an in depth technical discussion of off balance and control principles utilized in both kata and randori, as well as a detailed discussion of the underlying physical and strategic principles that form the core of aikido techniques.
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Overview

Aikido: Principles of Kata and Randori is a fully illustrated research guide for students of aikido, and includes step by step explanations of the four major katas of aikido, an in depth technical discussion of off balance and control principles utilized in both kata and randori, as well as a detailed discussion of the underlying physical and strategic principles that form the core of aikido techniques.
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  • BN ID: 2940012135193
  • Publisher: BookLocker.com, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/7/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 750,843
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Nick Lowry is ranked rokudan in Aikido, rokudan in Shindo Muso Ryu Jodo, and godan in Judo. Nick has had the good fortune to train directly under Shihan Karl Geis in aikido, judo and jodo. Nick holds a M.A. in English and owns Windsong Dojo, in Oklahoma City.
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  • Posted June 16, 2011

    Excellent Book!

    Nick Lowry is both a gifted writer and a knowledgeable martial artist. He takes a difficult subject and breaks it down one piece at a time with concise language in a way that few authors can do.

    I noticed that an anonymous reviewer complained that "Books does [sic] little to help you own your quest for Aikido", although that person immediately contradicts that statement by saying "I believe this book would serve as a supplement to someones [sic] training...". So alas, this book is merely a book, not a living aikido instructor. Still, I recommend it to anybody that wants to learn about aikido.

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  • Posted January 2, 2012

    Recommended

    This a workbook for Tomiki style Aikido. It's derived from Lowry"s personal training notebook. It is not a do it yourself handbook. It's best used as a supplement to training under an accomplished teacher of Tomiki Aikido. It my opinion it's best used in that light supplemented by the instructional videos available for free at Lowry's website (Google Windsong Dojo Oklahoma City) which are excellent.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2011

    Highly worthless

    Books does little to help you own your quest for Aikido. Luckly I had already decided to practice Aikido. This book will do little to help you. It describes little details like how belts are achieved and terms. I believe this book would serve as a supplement to someones training and that's it.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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