The name of this book means “Bow to One Another” in Japanese. This site will provide the thoughts, feelings and experiences of an Aikido student. The Author is an Aikido Student of the Southern Maryland Aikido Center, a dojo in the United States Aikido Federation. He regularly submits Aikido Articles to the Southern Maryland Aikido Center Website and the United States Aikido Federation Newsletter (online). As you read these articles, you will find thoughts that point to an Aikido philosophy but you will also find that many of these thoughts contain a practical approach to a better life.
From the Author: A thousand hours on the training mat, a hundred thousand falls. Rolling, weaving, the feeling of your center shifting underneath you…I wouldn’t give it away for any amount of money.
Even so, I did.
I never wanted this to happen. When the two businessmen came and asked me to put my aikido skills in a little black box for people to download, I thought it would help my art. Instead, my art is dying. Now I have to fight for the art of peace to save the art of peace.
Book 4 of Ki Development Series, this book is a general seminar guideline and handout to help Aikido teachers adapt their teaching to their class level of experience, rank and age. Also included is a handout for teaching Self Defense to the general public.
After receiving such a favorable response to his book How To Defend Yourself Without Even Trying, Dr. Chitwood thought his readers would like another book written in a similar vein. People who enjoyed How to Defend Yourself Without Even Trying should like Meeting Force With Silence as well. Meeting Force With Silence discusses non-violent self-defense principles, aikido, and spiritual philosophy. Real-life personal experiences show the applications of these principles.
Topics include Karate Comedy, Party Kicks, Symbols of Power, Friendly Toughs, The Broken Arm, Everyone Needs Love, Dreams, Miracles, Non-Interference, and Humility.
Book 1 in a 5-part series, this book takes the reader through the foundational concepts of Seidokan Aikido. The Principles to Unify Mind and Body and the Principles of Aikido are defined and examples given for both physical practice and use in daily life. Aikitaiso are described with useful tests to teach Balance and Stability. This booklet is very useful for beginners through advanced Aikido practitioners as a way to expand their practice through Ki Development.
Book 3 of the Ki Development Series is a seminar guide that can also be used as a handout for an Aikitaiso seminar. Attention is given to both how and why to do the Aikitaiso. Purpose, cause and effect of these movements are stressed for application of Aikido techniques.
A continuation of the Ki Development Series, this book takes the reader through a more advanced view of the foundational concepts of Seidokan Aikido. Balance,Timing and Moving from Center are highlights as well as realizations that are shared to offer students further ideas that are not always addressed in daily practice. This booklet is very useful for beginners through advanced Aikido practitioners as a way to expand their practice through Ki Development.
“Aikido for Kids” features Aikido 4th Degree Black Belt, Elmer Tancinco, as he walks you through all the stages of learning Aikido. This Vook features 8 amazing videos that teach you everything from How To Roll Properly to How To Defend Against A Grabbing Attack. If you have ever wished you could learn the ancient martial art of Aikido, this Vook is for you.
Over the course of Aikido training, a student will inevitably encounter many difficulties. For instance, practice partners may be ‘difficult’ or even deliberately obstructive, advice from senior students or teachers might be contradictory, practice principles may seem to be incomprehensible or unattainable, confidence in instructors may be questioned, and so on.
Following the same general format as “Aikido, Iron Balls and Elbow Power”, “Aikido Body, Mind and Spirit” explores a range of these problems and questions from the point of view of a student training with a fictional Aikido master instructor called Alex Essani. The conversations between Ian, the student, and Alex Essani, the teacher, are inventions that serve to examine training principles, practices and problems.
In this book Ian is introduced first to further ideas regarding Aikido practice in the dojo, building on the lessons he learned in “Aikido, Iron Balls and Elbow Power“. Subsequently he is encouraged to explore rather less pragmatic ideas relating to mind and spirit.
A bilingual Russian/English edition of this book (ISBN numbers 590599949X and 9785905999499) published by Typographia Naooka Rossiskoi Academy naook, 154 pages, is also available.
Publisher: Koteikan Press
Publication Year: 2012
ASIN (Kindle): B009EV9KT8
Available Bindings: Paperback, Bilingual Paperback, Kindle