Aikido Exercises for Teaching and Training: Revised Edition Paperback – 1 Apr 2009
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"I wish I'd had a book like this one when I started teaching 25
years ago! A valuable resource for beginners, senior students, and teachers
of the art."
George Simcox, Virginia Ki Society"
About the Author
C.M. Shifflett is the author of "Ki in Aikido: A Sampler of Ki Exercises," and is a student of the late George Simcox.
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Much of the essence of the book has been drawn from e-mails sent to one of the aikido lists. In it various people give suggestions on what aikido is, what it isn't, how to do basic movements, the use of weapons, etc. etc. etc. all in a spirit of friendship and co-operation. Co-operation between different 'styles' of aikido - indeed even co-operation between different martial arts. The author has organised, refined and reflected upon these e-mails in a way that enhances their 'message'.
You couldn't learn how to do aikido from this book - but you can get a good feel for the active living spirit of the art - as demonstrated by its practitioners.
Even those martial artists who don't practice aikido would gain much from reading it (for instance there are good examples of how to teach); I would have thought that an active student (or teacher) of aikido would be very well advised to read this.
I enjoy it, and re-read it frequently - one of the 'best' martial arts books ever. (I would give it 6 stars, if that was available!)
Buy it now, even if there is a hint of Aikido curiosity in your bones.
questions, exercises ,ki development,tools and toys for training,
locks and throws,grabs and strikes,weapons,dojo and life etiquette ( how to avoid trouble). plus loads more , excellent.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've found this pretty hard work as a novice to Aikido. Lots of fun anecdotes but maybe more suitable for instructors.Published 7 months ago by Garry
Exciting information and principles, but it would need more flowing on the writing, like a good aikido technic. Read morePublished on 17 April 2014 by Paulo Nunes
This is not well written, ore presented book, and the drawings are poor, unless you are seriously interested in the disciplene, you will put this book down and not pick it up... Read morePublished on 4 April 2010 by Amazon Customer