Aikido: Traditional Art & Modern Sport

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Crowood, 1992 - Sports & Recreation - 223 pages
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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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Contents

Foreword by Haydn Foster
7
The First Stages
16
Breath Control and Blending
22
Copyright

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About the author (1992)

Bagot was born in Covertry, England and educated in Kent and London and possesses a degree in Psychology. He was in the British Army for 16 years. He studied martial arts for over 20 years. He teaches and lectures on Judo.

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