Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Takemusu Aikido: A Martial Artist's Journey of Discovery in Aikido Paperback – 30 Mar 2014

4.7 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
£10.00 £11.99
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Only on Amazon: One product for every need Only on Amazon: New Releases

Product details

  • Paperback: 180 pages
  • Publisher: Jigsaw Design & Publishing; Signed by the author edition (30 Mar. 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 1907750657
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907750656
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 887,880 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

Takemusu Aikido - A Martial Artists Journey of Discovery in Aikido distils the thoughts, discoveries and advice from one man's search for enlightenment through O-Sensei's Aikido. Tony Sargeant, 6th Dan Aikikai, shares some of his life stories, training enjoyment and reasons for following O-Sensei. He covers philosophical aspects of the Aikido mind and spirit and goes on to cover technical aspects of the art with explanations and photographic descriptions. These are designed to stimulate your thoughts as well as offer some answers which, he believes, are in keeping with the universal law; an adherence to which is essential in understanding O-Sensei's Aikido. His words are offered to you for your consideration in the hope that you will be encouraged to examine your own practices and will wish to apply such considerations in your future training. This is a remarkably open and honest account about a man's life through 40 years of training and teaching in Aikido, and his never ending search for what it is that makes O-Sensei's Takemusu Aikido so definitive and special. It will certainly test and question your own values about Aikido today and since its worldwide introduction. You may disagree with some of Tony's thoughts, discussions and arguments regarding what he perceives as the 'good' and 'not so good' in the differing styles of Aikido but you will be left in no doubt about the author's sincerity in stating the case for not diluting the purity of the Founder's original legacy. The in-depth technical section has over 160 clear detailed photographs which explain how to overcome the common technical weaknesses in in most styles of Aikido which are taught in the world today. These explicit photographs offer guidance and feature illustrations which will improve the technical aspect of one's Aikido. No matter what your style of Aikido or your level of interest there will be something here to take you that step closer to O-Sensei's dream.

5 customer reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Showing 1-5 of 5 reviews

29 April 2018
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
24 June 2017
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
27 September 2014
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
26 June 2014
Format: Paperback
2 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
9 July 2014
Format: Paperback
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?