Traditional Aikido: Sword, Stick & Body Arts, Vol. 1: Basic Techniques

Morihiro Saito | 1973 | ISBN: 0870402668 | English | 134 pages | DJVU | 12 MB

This book intends to explain the fundamental relationships between the use of ken, jo, and taijutsu. It was written with the consideration that it should be used for actual practice. For this reason, there are many photographs to be used for reference and understanding of the techniques. Some explanation about the form of the technique and necessary mental attitude has been used to augment the photographs.

A thorough understanding of basic techniques in the use of ken, jo, and taijutsu is necessary when dealing with many opponents. To stress this point, single movements of the basic Aikido exercises of tai-no- henko, and kokyu dosa are explained. Therefore, the reader should pay particular attention to these basic exercises, since they are the basis of all Aikido movements.

This book emphasizes basic technique only. A second volume on advanced technique will be published later.

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