Aikido: Traditional Art and Modern Sport
Aikido may be described as one of the most subtle and sophisticated of the martial arts. Its techniques are complex while its accomplished performance is graceful and elegant. This book will be of interest to beginners who wish to set out on the path towards discovery, and more advanced learners who wish to perfect their techniques. Illustrated throughout with step-by-step photo sequences, Aikido contains full descriptions of the aikido techniques, instruction on the use of the major weapons, a useful glossary of terminology, and includes the 31 Count Jo Kata.
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Foreword by Haydn Foster
The First Stages
Breath Control and Blending
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Aiki aikidoka atemi attack basic blending breakfall bring your right centre choku tsuki complete the technique dojo exercises extending your right fifth suburi formal shomen front Gozo Shioda grading grasping your right gyaku hanmi katate hanmi katate dori hasso no kamae henko hidari hanmi holding Ikkyo immobilisation Irimi nage Iwama style Japanese judo Kaiten kata katana ken no kamae ken suburi Kenji Tomiki Kisshomaru Ueshiba knee kokyu nage Koryu Kote gaeshi kumi tachi left foot left hand left posture left wrist martial arts migi hanmi Morihei Morihei Ueshiba Morihiro Saito movement niques opponent's Partners commence practised raise your bokken Randori rear right foot right posture Sankyo seiza Sensei shiho nage shomen uchi komi Slide your left slide your right Step back style suwari waza sword throw thrust Tomiki aikido tsuki no kamae Uchi-tachi Ueshiba uke grasping uke's arm uke's face uke's right arm ukemi upwards Yonkyo