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on 15 July 2003
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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on 16 July 2003
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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on 17 May 2005
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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on 16 March 2013
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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on 31 March 2014
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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on 10 March 2013
it was very informative and a good read and easy to follow pictures were great too and clear excellent work
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on 14 October 2010
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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on 8 March 2012
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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on 27 August 2015
poor
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on 6 January 2008
Provides a precis (32 pages) of the principle aikido techniques and terminology, which would prove useful for a beginner.
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