In the past twenty years, the Aikido population has increased tremendously in the United States, primarily because of the vast number of comprehensive American instructors. Greg O'Connor walks the reader through the history and philosophy of aikido. He then, in short chapters peppered with photos and illustrations, answers common questions about etiquette, training methods, and, in general, "what to expect" when practicing aikido.
"The purpose of studying aikido is not only to gain physical ability. We practice for the deeper reason to become better human beings. For that reason I highly recommend this Aikido Student Handbook by Mr. Greg O'Connor. I believe this book will be beneficial not only for those who are just starting Aikido, but for those already involved and particularly for those who hold teaching positions." - Yoshimitsu Yamada
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 9th December 1993
Publisher: North Atlantic Books,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.0 x 0.7
Weight (kg): 0.16
Edition Number: 1