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Aikido and the Dynamic Sphereby Adele Westbrook
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andlt;iandgt;Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere: An Illustrated Introductionandlt;/iandgt; provides a complete foundation in the practice of one of the most distinctive and effective Japanese martial arts. Aikido was created in Japan in the 1920's by Morihei Ueshiba, also known as Osensei. To possess the skills, techniques and attitude of the true practitioner of aikido, one must achieve a very high level of integration of the powers of mind and body, the harmonious combination of physical means and ethical motives. By controlling body position and learning how to harmonize vital physical and mental powers, anyone (regardless of size, strength or weight) can fend off attacks using this sophisticated martial art.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Written and illustrated by husband/wife team, Oscar Ratti and Adele Westbrook, andlt;iandgt;Aikido and the Dynamic Sphereandlt;/iandgt;, with over 1,200 illustrations, includes many Aikido techniques in chapters such as: andlt;ulandgt;andlt;liandgt;What is Aikido?andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;The Foundations of Aikidoandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;The Practice of Aikidoandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;The Basic Techniques of Neutralizationandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Advanced Practiceandlt;/liandgt;andlt;/ulandgt;and more!
The best, most comprehensive book ever published on aikido
Aikido neutralizes aggression and renders attackers harmless. By controlling body position and harmonizing their vital physical and mental powers, anyone (regardless of size, strength or weight) can fend off attacks using this sophisticated martial art. This classic text reveals the secrets which enable the stunning control practiced in Aikido.
About the Author
Mitsuo Kure graduated from medical school in 1972 and became a surgeon based in Tokyo. His lifelong interest in samurai began at an early age, when he began constructing historically accurate models of samurai figures. Later, with the assistance on Togo Ryu, a well-known Japanese historical novelist, he began to reconstruct full-size samurai armor and started what is now one of the premier re-enactment groups in Japan. His group is currently one of the leading organisers of samurai battle re-enactments in Japan.
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