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By John Stevens

This definitive, profusely illustrated handbook covers the fundamental components of the philosophy and perform of Aikido, the japanese martial artwork that has been embraced by way of glossy psychology and plenty of Western bodywork therapies.
Useful to the newbie and skilled practitioner alike, the booklet info the conventional tools and methods of Shirata Rinjiro, of whom John Stevens is a central scholar. famous for the right execution of quite a lot of options and an emphasis on Aikido as a non secular direction, Shirata Senseis teachings exemplify the way in which of the warrior: improved technical prowess mixed with profound non secular insight.
In addition to pictures and outlines of all of the vital Aikido concepts, Stevens recounts fascinating and full of life anecdotes in regards to the background of Aikido and its founder, Ueshiba Morihei, who built it from a martial artwork right into a religious self-discipline. A biography of Shirata Sensei, entire along with his reflections on sixty years of Aikido perform, is additionally incorporated.

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