Aikido Basics: Everything You Need to Get Started in Aikido - From Basic Footwork and Throws to Training


Aikido Basics: Everything You Need to Get Started in Aikido – From Basic Footwork and Throws to Training


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Are you ready to learn aikido, but don’t know where to begin? With Aikido Basics you’ll become an expert in this Japanese martial art in no time! Whether you are considering taking up aikido for the first time, or you’ve already started, this aikido book offers an easy, yet comprehensive introduction to everything you need to know to feel confident and be successful.

You’ll learn about:

The origins of aikido-philosophy, history, and different styles

What really happens in an aikido class-invaluable tips on choosing the right school, getting ready for your first class, and basic training methods

The essential elements-stances, strikes, grabs, throws, and pins

How to complement your aikido training-ki exercises, multiple-person training, and freestyle exercises

Effective ways to succeed in aikido-create a training program, test for belt promotion, and participate in competitions and tournaments

Resources-help further develop your aikido training.

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Dimensions 152 × 229 mm

Phong Thong Dang

Author Bio

Phong Thong Dang holds a sixth degree black belt in Aikido, a sixth degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, a fifth degree black belt in Judo, and an eighth degree black belt in Vietnamese Shaolin Kung Fu. The World Martial Arts Hall of Fame inducted Phong twice: once for his expertise in Aikido and again for his lifelong dedication to the martial arts. He has been in the martial arts for over fifty years and currently teaches in southern California. Lynn Seiser is an internationally respected psychotherapist, consultant, and trainer. Seiser has over three decades of martial arts training and experience. He currently holds the rank of Sandan (third degree black belt) in Tenshinkai Aikido under Sensei Dang Thong Phong.



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Paperback / softback

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