Complete Aikido: Aikido Kyohan-The Definitive Guide to the Way of Harmony

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Tuttle Publishing, Nov 15, 1997 - Sports & Recreation - 416 pages
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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 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 this Japanese martial art: 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, this aikido book is a must for all practitioners seeking the way of harmony.

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User Review  - Pungky Putranto - Goodreads

More on life story but we still can learn much on aikido's philosophy out of it. Read full review

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User Review  - David - Goodreads

This is the book written by the founder of my stlye of Aikdio, the aikido practiced at Aikido of Jacksonville. A great book with very effective pictures and descriptions. Read full review

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About the author (1997)

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

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