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Complete Aikido: Aikido Kyohan-The Definitive Guide to the Way of Harmony

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Master the techniques of aikido with this illustrated martial arts guide.

Complete Aikido is the authoritative text on this enlightening martial art and self-defense system. This definitive aikido guide is packed with history and philosophy, and offers precise descriptions with over 400 photographs illustrating the correct—and incorrect—way to execute aikido techniques. In
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Paperback, 416 pages
Published November 15th 1997 by Tuttle Publishing
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Andreas Michaelides
Jul 08, 2015 Andreas Michaelides rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book because I was expecting a manual instruction about Aikido techniques but I was pleasantly surprised when I realised that the first part of the book was about the writer’s life presenting a lot of the history of the Aikido which I honestly did not know.

It explains how the different separate paths of the art of Aikido were created after the O-sensei’s death.
The second part was what I expected instructions on how to perform the techniques and I liked the fact that it had
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Mkcheung001
May 27, 2016 Mkcheung001 rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite books on Aikido/Martial Arts. I loved the perspectives offered by Roy Suenaka on his time in the martial arts, especially his narratives involving O'Sensei and Hohan Soken Sensei. It isn't simply another book on Aikido but offers a unique insight into that art via someone's personal story. Don't look into this if you're expecting a catalogue of techniques however.
Pungky Putranto
More on life story but we still can learn much on aikido's philosophy out of it.
David
Mar 09, 2007 David rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: aikidoka
This is the book written by the founder of my stlye of Aikdio, the aikido practiced at Aikido of Jacksonville. A great book with very effective pictures and descriptions.
Sherwin
illustrative and useful.
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