Complete Aikido

Martial Arts
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SKU:
9780804831406
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
ISBN:
9780804831406
Format:
Paperback
Date Published:
11/15/1997
Illustrations:
990 b&w photos
Number of Pages:
416
Trim Size:
6 X 9

Master the techniques of aikido with this illustrated martial arts guide.

Complete Aikido is the authoritative text on this enlightening martial art and self-defense system. This definitive aikido guide is packed with history and philosophy, and offers precise descriptions with over 400 photographs illustrating the correct—and incorrect—way to execute aikido techniques. In the almost thirty years since the death of aikido founder Morihei Ueshiba O'Sensei, his many students have spread his philosophy and vision across the world, including author Roy Suenaka.

Complete Aikido provides insights into the three leading styles of this Japanese martial art: the original art developed by founder Morihei Ueshiba O'Sensei, the Shin-Shin Toitsu aikido of Koichi Tohei Sensei, and the Suenaka-ha Tetsugaku-ho aikido of Roy Suenaka Sensei. Both a fascinating martial biography and a comprehensive instructional manual, this aikido book is a must for all practitioners seeking the way of harmony.

About the Author:
Roy Suenaka has devoted his life to martial arts study, learning at the feet of some of the world's most celebrated masters. His extensive experience makes him uniquely qualified to comment on what aikido is and is not, and to dispel the many misconceptions that plague its history, philosophy, and martial technique.

Co-author Christopher Watson has been studying aikido for eight years under the tutelage of Suenaka Sensei.