By Adele Westbrook

ISBN-10: 1462907547

ISBN-13: 9781462907540

Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere: An Illustrated Introduction presents an entire starting place within the perform of 1 of the main designated and potent jap martial arts.

Aikido used to be created in Japan within the 1920's via Morihei Ueshiba, often referred to as Osensei. to own the talents, concepts and angle of the genuine practitioner of aikido, one needs to in attaining a truly excessive point of integration of the powers of brain and physique, the harmonious mixture of actual potential and moral causes. by way of controlling physique place and studying tips on how to harmonize very important actual and psychological powers, a person (regardless of dimension, power or weight) can fend off assaults utilizing this refined martial art.

Written and illustrated via husband/wife group, Oscar Ratti and Adele Westbrook, Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere, with over 1,200 illustrations, contains many Aikido concepts in chapters comparable to:

• what's Aikido?
• the principles of Aikido
• The perform of Aikido
• the fundamental ideas of Neutralization
• complicated Practice
• And extra!

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