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

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  • 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)
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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.


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