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Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere: An Illustrated Introduction
Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere: An Illustrated Introduction Adele Westbrook, Oscar Ratti 0804800049 9780804800044 Aikido is a method of self-defense which can be used against any form of attack
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Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere: An Illustrated Introduction by Adele Westbrook, Oscar Ratti

Aikido is a method of self-defense which can be used against any form of attack &--at its highest levels--a Discipline of Coordination, a way of harmonizing all of mans vital powers. There is no attack in aikido; i.e., its goal is merely to neutralize an aggression & render the attacker harmless, without causing him any serious injury if at all possible. To do this requires skill, but even more, it requires ethical intention. The very word AIKIDO, in fact, contains three elements which comprise the art: (AI), harmony or coordination; (KI), spirit or energy; (DO), the method, the way. This is CERTAINLY THE FINEST BOOK ON A MARTIAL ART which this reviewer has ever inspected. CLEAR STATEMENT OF PURPOSE, LUCID PRESENTATION, PATIENT DETAIL, & EFFECTIVE ILLUSTRATION characterize this EXTREMELY WELL WRITTEN WORK. ...From the history & theory of the art, the authors proceed to fundamental techniques of defense...VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for libraries where quality books on self defense are in demand.--Charles Curan, LIBRARY JOURNAL.

Author: Adele Westbrook, Oscar Ratti

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 375

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

Publication Date: 1970-01-01

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Adele Westbrook, Oscar Ratti (Edition: 1st) Hardcover