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Aikido Books - Page 4
The Spiritual Foundations of Aikido, by William Gleason
The spiritual world of Morihei Ueshiba, Aikido's Founder
Reviewer: email@example.com from California, November 22, 1997
The Essence of Aikido : Spiritual Teachings of Morihei Ueshiba
A serious study of Aikido with scholarly precision.
The Hidden Roots of Aikido, : Aiki Jujutsu Daitoryu, by Shiro Omiya
The Daitoryu is a brutally effective fighting method thought to have been first developed more than a thousand years ago by members of the Japanese imperial family. It was then refined and honed in great secrecy through centuries of hand-to-hand combat by highly trained warriors. It was this tradition that Morihei Ueshiba spent years studying just before he set out on his own to found Aikido - which has in recent years become one of the world's most popular martial arts. The roots of Aikido are in the Daitoryu, and for that reason Aikido practitioners will want to learn all they can about this martial art. The Hidden Roots of Aikido is the first book to appear in English that offers a detailed visual introduction to techniques of the Daitoryu tradition. Heavily illustrated with approximately 800 photographs, it gives a clear, complete picture of the steps involved in about 90 techniques.
Good cross reference for Aikidokas
A book for all Martial Artists
Budo Training in Aikido, by Morihei Ueshiba
This book is the perfect "study at home" manual for the Aikido student. It's hard to remember all the Aikido techniques, and this book is exactly what the student needs for that purpose. I would recommend it to anyone studying Aikido.
Budo Training in Aikido is a book filled with 166 different Aikido techniques with steps on how to do each of them. This book, however, has very little written about the founder or the style itself. It talks a little about the techniques that are in the book and includes some Budo poems. This is more of a manual of the techniques of Aikido rather than an explanation for the style itself. If you are looking for a good book that explains everything about Aikido and [its] founder, Morihei Ueshiba, rather than one that walks through 166 techniques, then I would strongly recommend looking for a different book, such as "Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere", and "Invincible Warrior", both by John Stephens.
The Secrets of Police Aikido, Controlling Tactics Used by Law Enforcement Professionals, by Bill Sosa
Synopsis: Due to its nonaggressive nature, aikido is rapidly becoming the martial arts form most preferred by law enforcement officers. Now readers can learn valuable skills needed to thwart an attack and subdue an aggressor in The Secrets of Police Aikido, written by the founder and director of the International Aikido Association.
Written by an accomplished sixth-degree black belt in Aikido (the highest rank available to a non-Japanese adept), this book is an up-to-date manual for mastering the martial art preferred by police officers all across the country. Although Aikido is nonaggressive, skilled practitioners can easily control many challenging situations. Readers will learn how to heighten awareness, how to maintain readiness and advantage when approaching an opponent, and how to move out of the way of a punch and quickly take down an assailant. Here you'll also learn the history of this ancient art and its most effective preparatory exercises.
Reviewer: firstname.lastname@example.org from Dallas, Texas, January 4, 1998
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