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The principles of Aikido - Mitsugi Saotome

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Title
The principles of Aikido
Author
Mitsugi Saotome
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Shambhala
Language
English
UK Publication Date
19890722

Mitsugi Saotome-a principal student of Morihei Ueshiba, the Founder of Aikido-explains the philosophy and practice of the popular martial art, which emphasizes harmony and peaceful resolution of conflict. Over one thousand photographs illustrate the basic principles and techniques, including the use if the wooden sword, the wooden staff, and "empty hand" techniques. The reader is given guidance in the proper physical, mental, and spiritual attitudes with which to approach this practice and in ways to apply the wisdom of Aikido to everyday life. Also included are lectures by the founder himself.

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Mitsugi Saotome Sensei is the founder of the Aikido Schools of Ueshiba and the chief instructor at the Aikido Shobukan Dojo in Washington, D.C. He is also the author of The Principles of Aikido.

"With the able assistance of editor Irene Wellington, Saotome has developed a series of clear and useful essays on how the traditional skills and habits of mind developed by the martial ways can be put to positive uses. . . . Saotome teases new meaning out of ossified terminology-or more to the point, restores original meaning to crusted-over concepts. And it is in such sections that the inherently fluid nature of thought rooted in the ideogram is most clearly conveyed."- In These Times

Type
BOOK
Edition
1st Edition
Keyword Index
Aikido.
Country of Publication
Massachusetts
Number of Pages
223

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