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CompleteMartialArts.com - Aikido Weapons Techniques: The Wooden Sword, Stick, and Knife of Aikido


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Manufacturer: Charles E Tuttle Co
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Binding: Paperback
Dewey Decimal Number: 796.6
EAN: 9780804836418
ISBN: 0804836418
Label: Charles E Tuttle Co
Manufacturer: Charles E Tuttle Co
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 124
Publication Date: 2006-01-30
Publisher: Charles E Tuttle Co
Studio: Charles E Tuttle Co

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Though aikido is known as a nonviolent, noncompetitive martial art, the use of weapons in aikido was introduced by the art's founder O'Sensei Morihei Ueshiba.

The wooden weapons of aikido are most often used as training tools to better illustrate aikido principles and movements and to train in self-defense against weapons. This book features the three main weapons used in aikido: the boken or ken (wooden sword), jo (wooden short staff), and tanto (wooden knife). A complete discussion on each weapon is included with descriptions of the stances, grips, techniques, defenses, forms, and training appropriate for each weapon.

The aikido concepts, training and techniques represented are those influenced by the weapons practice of O'Sensei Morihei Ueshiba, as well as the styles of Saito Sensei's Iwama-ryu.



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Summary: Aikido Weapons
Comment: "Aikido Weapons Techniques: The Wooden Sword, Stick, and Knife of Aikido" is for beginners. It starts from the most rudimentary steps for people who have never used weapons before. The pictures are excellent. One of the most important things in learning is to start with good habits from the beginning; never let bad habits develop. This book teaches all the right habits. Since I am a novice, this book was/is perfect for me.

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Summary: Not many books devoted entirely to this subject.
Comment: An excellent primer in the background and use of typical aiki weapons. It is balanced and well illustrated. This author team is excellent, and well-qualified. Their other titles are also excellent.

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Summary: For any library strong in martial arts titles.
Comment: Aikido techniques which use wooden weapons isn't just for weapons users - it provides practice moves which can translate to all forms of basic and advanced aikido tactics. AIKIDO WEAPONS TECHNIQUES therefore is recommended not just for weapons users, but for any aikido student moving beyond the basics - and for any library strong in martial arts titles.

Diane C. Donovan
California Bookwatch


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