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Excellent view including Ki , Techiques and Training tools
on 19 February 2000
Excellent view of Aikido from both a beginner's and more advanced Aikidoka's point of view with aspects of how to start, showing the equipment and weapons that are used in training, through Dojo etiquette and principles of Ki. Then moves on to warming up exercises the principles behind each technique. Each technique is then described and points out what you should be looking for during your practice, and how varying the technique can change the effort required. Weapons are introduced to show student each basically describing the names and uses and how simple practice techniques can be adopted. Overall I found this book enhanced my own knowledge and allowed me to look further into the techniques that I have been practicing and gave me some hints on how I could enhance my training through some of the suggested training tools and adaptions to my everyday life.