Aikido, Step by Step
An Expert Course on Mastering the Techniques of This Powerful Martial Art, Shown in Over 500 PhotographsBook - 2013
Aikido is a martial art developed by Japanese master Morihei Ueshiba in the early part of the 20th century. It is based on natural movements and the unity of mind and body, which combine to harmonize with the actions of an opponent and to restrain or throw them by utilizing the power of their own energy. The practice of aikido is associated with many physical and spiritual benefits; as well as controlling an opponent, it is an excellent way to develop strength, suppleness, stamina and mental and emotional harmony. This clearly presented and accessible book is a fully illustrated guide to the development, philosophy and techniques of an extraordinary art. With over 500 photographs, together with comprehensive text from one of the most respected teachers working today, this is a perfect guide for anyone beginning aikido, or for experienced practitioners who want to go further.
Publisher: Wigston, Leicestershire : Lorenz Books, c2013
Branch Call Number: 796.8154 Brad
Characteristics: 128 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 22 cm