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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just the tip of the iceberg!
For the keen enthusiast or a beginner, this book allows the reader to get an insight into the remarkable art of Aikido. Explosivley packed with clear pictures, detailed history, invaluble terminology and weapons that are used. I personaly like to use this book for reference and educational purposes. With all forms and techniques clearly laid out, correct posture in the...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good beginners book
A good beginners book for its explanations of various topics within Aikido. By no means a technical manual and I also don't agree 100% with everything written for a one stop source for a beginner it is worthy of praise.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just the tip of the iceberg!, 15 July 2003
This review is from: Aikido: A Beginner's Guide (Paperback)
For the keen enthusiast or a beginner, this book allows the reader to get an insight into the remarkable art of Aikido. Explosivley packed with clear pictures, detailed history, invaluble terminology and weapons that are used. I personaly like to use this book for reference and educational purposes. With all forms and techniques clearly laid out, correct posture in the dojo, philosophy, exercises for the physical and mental aspect.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent beginner's guide, 16 July 2003
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An excellently presented book that provides those interested in this martial art with sensible and practical instruction. It has clear photographs of the important moves and is clearly and concisely written. Its main strength undoubtedly lies in its usefulness to those who have recently joined an Aikido club. It manages to open up a somewhat mysterious martial art to public gaze with an easy-going, sensible and modern style. It's other strength, I'm sure, lies in its ability to attract curious newcomers to Aikido by making them more aware of what is involved, in a very practical and hands-on way, and thus making the move to a club considerably easier.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful book, 17 May 2005
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I bought this nearly 2 years ago and have come back to it time & time again.
It contains large and clear photographs of all of the basic aikido techniques together with nice explanations and meanings in Japanese.
It also provides useful information on the history of Aikido, dojo etiquette and some additional pointers for people just starting out.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good beginners book, 31 Mar 2014
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A good beginners book for its explanations of various topics within Aikido. By no means a technical manual and I also don't agree 100% with everything written for a one stop source for a beginner it is worthy of praise.
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5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT BOOK, 16 Mar 2013
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As a beginner of this art this book was invaluable in terms of the basic hand stretches etc.....the list of names at the end of the book is great.....as described..it is not a technical manual but rather a introduction to the basics....buy it!
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4.0 out of 5 stars aikido, 10 Mar 2013
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it was very informative and a good read and easy to follow pictures were great too and clear excellent work
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Very Impressive, 14 Oct 2010
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This book gives a very brief overview of Aikido. It contains some technique overviews and is well documented with photographs. It might be useful to anyone who does not study Aikido, though I would not recommend it to an actual student. There are a lot of good resources on the web which are equally as informative and (in some cases) more thorough.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good book for beginners, 6 Jan 2008
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Provides a precis (32 pages) of the principle aikido techniques and terminology, which would prove useful for a beginner.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars do not buy not a book, 8 Mar 2012
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bought this so called book, as it was reasonably cheap, total rubbish, its a leaflet not a book, and had next nothing inside the few pages it had, straight in the bin
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