Author: Heikki Helala

Publisher: BoD - Books on Demand

ISBN: 9522864072


Page: 154

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This book is a guide for persons who are in the beginning of their aikido career, for persons preparing themselves for graduation, and also for persons who have practised aikido for a longer period of time. Using this book, beginners can learn the names of the fundamental aikido techniques and study how they are performed. Advanced students can use this book to memorize the techniques and for a more detailed analysis of how the techniques are performed. This book contains basic techniques from white to black belt (6th to 1st kyu).
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Techniques - Principles - Concept

Author: Bodo Roedel

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag

ISBN: 1841263028

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 344

View: 1891

Aikido is the Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba in the early 20th century as a synthesis of other martial arts and a philosophy of peace. This title presents an easy-to-follow overview of the basic principles, concepts, and techniques of Aikido.
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The Tomiki Way

Author: Neil Saunders

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412006686

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 290

View: 2786

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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The Complete Basic Techniques

Author: Gozo Shioda,Yasuhisa Shioda

Publisher: Kodansha International

ISBN: 9784770030191

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 221

View: 7460

Demonstrates how the Basic Exercises that comprise the core teaching in Aikido will develop physical focus in the practitioner, and teach them how to harness that focus for wider practical applications. This book also explains how achieving harmony with one's opponent can be done through a selfless devotion to the techniques. Shioda demonstrates how the Basic Exercises that comprise the core teaching in Aikido will develop physical focus in the practitioner, and teach them how to harness that focus for wider practical applications. Also central to the Aikido
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Author: Phong Thong Dang,Lynn Seiser

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 146290789X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 5239

Master Japanese Aikido with this illustrated martial arts guide. Aikido, while uniquely beautiful among the martial arts, is also deceptively powerful, effective, and efficient. Dedicated practitioners know that advanced training means not only striving to master techniques, but also developing a deeper understanding of the history, philosophy and concepts at the core of this martial art. In Advanced Aikido, Phong Thong Dang and Lynn Seiser present an in-depth look at the complete art of Aikido, from the underlying theories that drive the techniques and strategies to advice on mastering the throws and locks fundamental to the art. Chapters in this Aikido book include: An in-depth look at the origins and philosophies of Aikido Discussion on utilizing ki to improve effectiveness Examination of fundamental theories and concepts essential to understanding Aikido Advanced techniques including throws and locks, counters and reversals, and combinations Effective strategies and skills for self-defense With over 400 illustrations and detailed instructions from one of the leading teachers in the field, even the most experienced practitioners can benefit from the lessons in this book.
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The Master Course

Author: Gozo Shioda,Yasuhisa Shioda,David Rubens

Publisher: Kodansha International

ISBN: 9784770020581

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 209

View: 1654

Explains the principles, and basic postures and movements of aikido with special emphasis on key points to perfect one's technique, develop greater strength, and increase one's speed
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Life Lessons from an American Sensei

Author: George Leonard

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780452279728

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 8547

A fifth-degree black belt in the revolutionary martial art of aikido applies ancient techniques, physical and spiritual, to the battles we wage every day in both our public and private lives.
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Living and Training with Morihei Ueshiba, Founder of Aikido

Author: Susan Perry

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834829460

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 2339

Morihei Ueshiba (1883–1969), founder of the Japanese martial art of Aikido, is one of the greatest and most beloved martial artists in history. Remembering O-Sensei is a portrait of Ueshiba as told by his uchi-deshi, the students who lived and trained with him as his disciples. This collection of memories—gathered here for the first time—captures the essence of this extraordinary martial arts master and visionary, revealing Ueshiba's teaching style, his daily habits, his philosophy of life, the lovably human aspects of his personality, and his deep belief that Aikido could be used as a means to creating peace and harmony in the world. The book also provides a snapshot of a fascinating time in Japanese history when a student would apprentice with his master by essentially moving in with him and receiving instruction through rigorous training sessions, and also by serving him and observing his actions in daily life. Most of the students whose remembrances are included in this book went on to spread the teaching of Aikido throughout the world and became masters in their own right.
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Author: Elvio Angeloni

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin

ISBN: 9780070400979

Category: Social Science

Page: 229

View: 1249

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Author: Greg O'Connor

Publisher: Element Books Limited

ISBN: 9781862043220

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 127

View: 1367

Explains the philosophy of Aikido and demonstrates basic breathing exercises, posture, throws, and pinning techniques
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Japanese Art of Self-defense

Author: Thomas H. Makiyama,Steve Sanders

Publisher: Black Belt Communications

ISBN: 9780897500920

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 175

View: 7619

Thomas Makiyama, an eighth-degree black belt and the only American officially certified shihan by a Japanese aikido organisation, teaches preparation, basic directional throws, classification forms, and basic and advanced self-defence.
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Author: Morihei Ueshiba,John Stevens

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590308921

Category: Philosophy

Page: 184

View: 1446

The inspirational teachings in this collection show that the real way of the warrior is based on compassion, wisdom, fearlessness, and love of nature. Drawn from the writings of the founder of the Japanese martial art of aikido, this work offers a nonviolent way to victory in the face of conflict.
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The Fundamentals

Author: Kisshomaru Ueshiba,Moriteru Ueshiba,John Stevens

Publisher: Kodansha International

ISBN: 9784770027627

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 167

View: 8585

Presents an introduction to the fundamentals of aikido, covering training, techniques, and principles of the martial art.
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Conversations with American Aikidoists

Author: Susan Perry,Ronald Rubin

Publisher: Arete Press

ISBN: 9780941736152

Category: Philosophy

Page: 203

View: 8959

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A Comprehensive Guide to Japanese Swordsmanship

Author: Geoff Salmon

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462911803

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 2185

Master the art of Kendo—Japanese Swordsmanship with this illustrated and comprehensive martial arts guide. Kendo or the "Way of the Sword" holds a special place within the martial arts as one of the few practices tracing back directly to Japan's ancient samurai heritage. Modern students flock to kendo for physically—and mentally—challenging activity that combines traditional martial arts values with strenuous physical activity. Author Geoff Salmon has over 40 years of kendo experience gained in and outside of Japan. His goal in this kendo guide is to dispel many misconceptions about the sport and to make kendo training accessible and effective for anyone. His simple, straightforward writing style is especially helpful for beginning students and martial artists from other disciplines who wish to add kendo training to their repertoire. The core of this kendo book is a series of detailed instructional sequences demonstrating the basic kendo techniques. The author also presents the fundamental principles and philosophy that make kendo as much an exercise of the mind as of the sword. For many adherents, the goal is to train your mind to achieve a state of mushin (no-mind). Beyond that, this book also shows you how to win competitions and integrate kendo into your personal fitness routines. This is the first book to clearly link the philosophical and mental elements of kendo to the physical techniques, thereby enabling readers to gain a holistic understanding of the martial art. It offers a comprehensive training program similar to those given by leading kendo teachers in Japan, past and present.
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Karate in the Inner Circle

Author: Kancho Joko Ninomiya,Ed Zorensky

Publisher: Frog Books

ISBN: 9781883319748

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 228

View: 6234

The grandmaster of Enshin Karate describes Sabaki's characteristic circular motions and blind spot positioning while demonstrating punches, kicks, blocks, counters, and katas
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Mastering Eishin-Ryu Swordsmanship

Author: Masayuki Shimabukuro,Leonard Pellman

Publisher: Blue Snake Books

ISBN: 1583941975

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 338

View: 9965

Iaijutsu is the art of samurai swordsmanship in self-defence. Iaijutsu is distinguished from kenjutsu (the samurai sword employed in attack) by the fact that the practitioner begins each technique with the sword sheathed. This book refers to the art of iaijutsu in order to emphasize how Eishin-Ryu Iaijutsu is among the various schools of iaijutsu.
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Advanced Fighting Techniques of Shotokan Karate

Author: Luis Bernardo Mercado

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1477289275

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: N.A

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Tsuku Kihon refers to powerful and dynamic techniques used and taught by some Shotokan karate instructors. The idea behind Tsuku Kihon is that power and closing distance are greatly enhanced by propelling the body forward using basic karate principles. A group of approximately 25 Tsuku Kihon combinations was developed by several Shotokan instructors in the middle of the 20th century. Sensei Luis Bernardo Mercado decided to expand and categorize Tsuku Kihon in order to increase its applications and to create a formal structure for teaching them. Many months of trial and error by the author of this book resulted in an additional 42 combinations and three methods by which Tsuku Kihon can be systematically taught to intermediate and advanced karate students. This second edition of Tsuku Kihon is expanded to include several more exercises that will help practitioners improve their skills in this art form. Chapter 3 is for instructors to use as an introduction of Tsuku Kihon to beginners below brown belt. These exercises teach how to drop into an attack and end up in a complete front stance. Chapters 10 and 11 are meant for advanced students who have been training in Tsuku Kihon for about one year. Using the heavy bag and makiwara will sharpen skill at all levels and improve kime and distancing. Chapter 14 integrates sweeps into Tsuku Kihon combinations, which will raise kumite to a higher level of proficiency. Together, these additional drills will make for a more rounded martial arts practitioner, competitor, and improve self-defense capabilities. Another great addition to this updated book is beautiful artwork by Nobu Kaji (tsuku kihon, kihon, and kata techniques), Egil Thompson (samurai scene drawings) and Mike Thompson (wood inlay artwork for back cover). All these original works of art give a sense of real action and martial arts spirit.
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