Complete Aikido

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While aikido's fundamental philosophy of non-violence makes it appealing to those seeking spiritual growth, it is also a well developed self-defense system which does not rely on physical strength or size. This is one of the few books that explores both of these aspects of this popular martial discipline.

Complete Aikido is the authoritative text on this enlightening martial art and self-defense system. This definitive guide is packed with history and philosophy, and offers ...

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Overview

While aikido's fundamental philosophy of non-violence makes it appealing to those seeking spiritual growth, it is also a well developed self-defense system which does not rely on physical strength or size. This is one of the few books that explores both of these aspects of this popular martial discipline.

Complete Aikido is the authoritative text on this enlightening martial art and self-defense system. This definitive guide is packed with history and philosophy, and offers precise descriptions with over 400 black-and-white photographs illustrating the correct—and incorrect—way to execute aikido techniques. In the almost thirty years since the death of aikido founder Morihei Ueshiba O'Sensei, his many students have spread his philosophy and vision across the world, including author Roy Suenaka.

Complete Aikido provides insights into the three leading styles of aikido: the original art developed by founder Morihei Ueshiba O'Sensei, the Shin-Shin Toitsu aikido of Koichi Tohei Sensei, and the Suenaka-ha Tetsugaku-ho aikido of Roy Suenaka Sensei. Both a fascinating martial biography and a comprehensive instructional manual, Complete Aikido is a must for all practitioners seeking the way of harmony.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804831406
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/28/1997
  • Series: Complete Martial Arts Series
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 343,633
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Roy Suenaka has devoted his life to martial arts study, learning at the feet of some of the world's most celebrated masters. His extensive experience makes him uniquely qualified to comment on what aikido is and is not, and to dispel the many misconceptions that plague its history, philosophy, and martial technique.

Co-author Christopher Watson has been studying aikido for eight years under the tutelage of Suenaka Sensei.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2006

    agreed

    definately a book to read. many wisdoms, and much history, yet still manages to stay interesting.....highlights from the master who learned from the master!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2001

    Epitome of Martial Arts

    This was one of the most enjoyable books I've ever read. Not only does Seneka Sensei tell entertaining stories, but he throws a little technique in there as well. If you are at all interested in the Martial Arts, read this book. If your not interested in Martial Arts, read this book. You will be!

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