Aikido: Develop Powerful Mental Focus and Physical Stamina and Strength (Hardback)Peter Brady (author)
Hardback Published: 31/03/2006
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Discovering the principles of Aikido, this title offers a complete course from beginner level to an advanced stage. It contains over 350 colour photographs that demonstrate every movement in simple-to-follow stages. Learn the way of spiritual harmony with powerful yet graceful exercises that develop strength, suppleness and stamina. This is a beautiful illustrated guide to the history, philosophy, practice and etiquette of this Japanese martial art, and the physical and spiritual benefits it can bring. The book begins by outlining the traditions, etiquette, principles and objectives of Aikido, then discusses how Aikido sharpens the mind and body, and explains the preparation, breathing techniques and warm-up exercises. The core of the book is a clearly photographed step-by-step guide to the basic postures, throws and movements, techniques and applications of Aikido, all demonstated by expert teachers. Advanced features include how to fall, throw, control and fend off opponents with weapons. With advice on choosing a dojo (teaching school) and useful contacts, this book is the definitive manual to learning these powerful yet graceful exercises that develop strength, suppleness and stamina.
Publisher: Anness Publishing
Weight: 1070 g
Dimensions: 297 x 228 x 17 mm
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