Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere: An Illustrated Introduction provides a complete foundation in the practice of one of the most distinctive and effective Japanese martial arts. Aikido was created in Japan in the 1920's by Morihei Ueshiba, also known as Osensei. To possess the skills, techniques and attitude of the true practitioner of aikido, one must achieve a very high level of integration of the powers of mind and body, the harmonious combination of physical means and ethical motives. By controlling body position and learning how to harmonize vital physical and mental powers, anyone (regardless of size, strength or weight) can fend off attacks using this sophisticated martial art.
Written and illustrated by husband/wife team, Oscar Ratti and Adele Westbrook, Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere, with over 1,200 illustrations, includes many Aikido techniques in chapters such as:
"It has been a most useful reference for me over the years and I'd highly encourage any adult to make it a part of your personal Aikido library." Teresa Mastison Sensei, Aikido of Phoenix"
Series: Tuttle Martial Arts
Number Of Pages: 375
Published: 1st July 2001
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.7 x 15.2 x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.62
Edition Type: New edition