Aikido, Vol. 1 (O-Sensei’s Sublime Synthesis) by A. Drengson,C. Watson,A. Crawford,K. Taylor,E. Grossman,R.

By A. Drengson,C. Watson,A. Crawford,K. Taylor,E. Grossman,R. Suenaka,B. Ward,G. Olson,C.J. Dykhuizen

The content material during this specific two-volume anthology info the numerous aspects of aikido because it used to be formulated by means of Morihei Ueshiba (1883–1969). every one bankruptcy contributes to a section of the aikido puzzle by means of offering old info, insightful technical drills (bare passed and with weapons), and parts that experience flavored this paintings with a non secular essence.
From the Ueshiba wellspring flows a couple of streams—political splinter teams delivering their very own tackle what aikido could be and the way it's going to be practiced. every one department could stand by itself, yet lots of students and practitioners want a extra encompassing illustration of what O-Sensei taught. So, chapters in those volumes support “put Humpty Dumpty again jointly again.”
quantity I comprises ten chapters and quantity II one other fourteen. The authors—twenty-three in all—present excellent credentials as students and practitioners of aikido. at the educational part, you’ll locate chapters that aspect aikido’s philosophy, from moral relationships and sensible concept to the sophisticated non secular size. A few authors spotlight the conditions in regards to the transmission of aikido from instructor to pupil. a few authors express how tradition affects the notion and knowing of aikido while it travels outdoor Japan.
Composed of fabric formerly released within the magazine of Asian Martial Arts, this two-volume anthology is heavy at the technical elements of aikido that either academics and scholars would get advantages via studying. education tools are mentioned intimately, supported through 1000s of illustrations of assault and defense.
Whatever your fundamental curiosity is in aikido, Aikido:  O-Sensei’s elegant Synthesis will end up to be a very good reference for the coed and practitioner. we are hoping this useful number of caliber fabric facing Morihei Ueshiba’s martial self-discipline will gain your learn and encourage the perform of this stylish art.

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