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Aikido: The Way of Harmony

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This definitive, profusely illustrated manual covers the essential elements of the philosophy and practice of Aikido, the Japanese martial art that has been embraced by modern psychology and many Western bodywork therapies.

Useful to the beginner and experienced practitioner alike, the book details the traditional methods and techniques of Shirata Rinjiro, of whom John Stevens is a principal student. Noted for the precise execution of a wide range of techniques and an emphasis on Aikido as a spiritual path, Shirata Sensei's teachings exemplify the way of the warrior: superior technical prowess combined with profound spiritual insight.

In addition to photographs and descriptions of all the important Aikido techniques, Stevens recounts interesting and lively anecdotes about the history of Aikido and its founder, Ueshiba Morihei, who developed it from a martial art into a spiritual discipline. A biography of Shirata Sensei, complete with his reflections on sixty years of Aikido practice, is also included.

About the Author

Shirata Rinjiro served for many years as Director of the All-Japan Aikido Federation and frequently conducted seminars overseas.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780394714264
Subtitle:
The Way of Harmony
Author:
Stevens, John
Author:
Rinjiro, Shirata
Publisher:
Shambhala
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Martial Arts & Self-Defense
Subject:
Exercise
Subject:
Health and physical education
Subject:
Martial Arts - Aikido
Subject:
Aikido
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 163
Publication Date:
19840412
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
198
Dimensions:
10.97x8.51x.53 in. 1.33 lbs.

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