This book is a guide for persons who are in the beginning of their aikido career, for persons preparing themselves for graduation, and also for persons who have practised aikido for a longer period of time. Using this book, beginners can learn the names of the fundamental aikido techniques and study how they are performed. Advanced students can use this book to memorize the techniques and for a more detailed analysis of how the techniques are performed. This book contains basic techniques from white to black belt (6th to 1st kyu).
Aikido is a highly developed martial art form based on standardized principles which the book explains by numerous examples of movements. The basics of the foot and hand movements are also covered. The details of the basic techniques of Aikido are not merely described; the reader also learns their implementation. A close look is taken on the roles of the defender and the attacker. The book content is based on the mainstream of the worldwide Aikido Organization (Aikikai). The book concludes with a section containing additional information about Aikido and its training.
Aikido is a Japanese art and was developed by Morihei Ueshiba. Aikido primarily includes techniques for unarmed and armed attacks. These techniques include numerous joint twisting and pinning techniques, as well as striking techniques. An advanced student of Aikido has a mastery of these techniques that enables them to disturb an opponent's balance or ward off grasps and strikes. The techniques of Aikido have the power to injure or kill, but primarily their purpose is to control one or more opponents. A few of Ueshiba's students decided to spread their knowledge of Aikido by opening their own schools. Each of these students interpreted the Aikido that they were taught differently, which has resulted in many different 'styles'. One student of Jigoro Kano, Tomiki Sensei devised a systematic and logical curriculum that can be practiced both in kata and randori, which enables a student to make steady progress and regular improvement. the resulting style of Aikido is commonly referred to as Tomiki Aikido. Aikido - The Tomiki Way introduces a new student to Tomiki Aikido, while also providing useful reference material to an advanced practitioner of Aikido., regardless of style. This book contains over 1100 photographs demonstrating the kata system (including all six Koryu-No-Kata) of Tomiki Aikido, as well as explaining etiquette, basic movements, and ukemi that are used in this system.
Master Japanese Aikido with this illustrated martial arts guide. Aikido, while uniquely beautiful among the martial arts, is also deceptively powerful, effective, and efficient. Dedicated practitioners know that advanced training means not only striving to master techniques, but also developing a deeper understanding of the history, philosophy and concepts at the core of this martial art. In Advanced Aikido, Phong Thong Dang and Lynn Seiser present an in-depth look at the complete art of Aikido, from the underlying theories that drive the techniques and strategies to advice on mastering the throws and locks fundamental to the art. Chapters in this Aikido book include: An in-depth look at the origins and philosophies of Aikido Discussion on utilizing ki to improve effectiveness Examination of fundamental theories and concepts essential to understanding Aikido Advanced techniques including throws and locks, counters and reversals, and combinations Effective strategies and skills for self-defense With over 400 illustrations and detailed instructions from one of the leading teachers in the field, even the most experienced practitioners can benefit from the lessons in this book.