Synopses & Reviews
This book is augmented by testing techniques, class demonstrations, and the underlying basics of physics, anatomy, and psychology. Included are a general introduction for beginners, common questions and observations, relationships between exercises and throws, an approach for safe mastery of rolling and ukemi skills, an anatomy of wristlocks, verbal self-defense, as well as exercises for individual off mat practice.
The exercises in this thorough catalogue can be adapted for any style of aikido and practiced alone or with a partner. The author explains the rationale behind the exercises and addresses common and concerns of students and teachers.
About the Author
C.M. Shifflett is the author of Ki in Aikido: A Sampler of Ki Exercises, and is a student of the late George Simcox.