Although addressed particularly to Isshinkai Aikido students, Purpose & Practice speaks to all those interested in getting really good at what they do, whatever that may be. This book outlines some revolutionary ideas and a blueprint for excellence as applicable to organizations as it is for individuals. Based on a rich mixture of in-depth Aikido training, elite sports coaching and organizational development, Purpose & Practice makes the connections between extraordinary physical results, a radical philosophy behind them and organizational aspiration. Purpose & Practice is the companion to personal development and practice for Isshinkai Aikido students.
Buki waza, the use of weapons, is an integral part of Aikido training. Although the emphasis is on bare hand techniques, the use of the stick (jo), the wooden sword (bokken), the wooden knife (tanto), as well as the heavy wooden sword (hojo bokken) are also studied. There are numerous techniques for these weapons, as with the bare hand techniques. However, there are a limited series of predefined movements (kata) conceived by the masters and transferred from masters to pupils whose virtue is to supply the practitioner with the fundamentals of weapon mastery. Even though there are a restricted number of kata, it is difficult for the practitioner to memorise them all in detail. This is why we developed this book. Aikido sanshinkai is the traditional form of Aikido. It is taught in parallel to two other art forms: the Kashima Shinden Jikishinkage ryu Hojo no kata and the regenerating gymnastics of Genkikai. We call these three arts Aikido sanshinkai and they are complementary to each other.
Aikido is a martial art with the goal of defending oneself while also protecting an attacker from injury. Young Samurai Training Workbook helps students of aikido learn terminology, history, and more through matching, coloring, mazes, and crossword puzzle. Special challenges for each of the seven virtues of the samurai (courage, honor, integrity, sincerity, respect, loyalty & compassion) promote mental and spiritual development in the tradition of budo.
From the Publisher: This publication will teach you the basics of Aikido. With step by step guides and instructions, you will not only learn a great deal about Aikido, but be able to engage with others.
This manual goes over the Blue belt requirements of Aiki Combat Jujits; there are dozens of colored pictures along with step by step instructions for each move, drill or form. This manual goes hand in hand with his basics DVD’s.
This manual goes over the Blue belt requirements of Aiki Combat Jujits; this manual is designed to add the student while they are learning our system not teach it to them. This book goes hand in hand with the DVD. There are no pictures but a complete description of all the requirements that are needed for this belt including katas and drills.
This book is about the unique person, my Master, Masatake Fujita-Sensei, Shihan Hombu Dojo, 8th Dan Aikido Aikikai.
Masatake Fujita Shihan is famous for his vigorous performing of the techniques. His teaching style is commonly known as “Fujita-Sensei’s theory of motion
(tai sabaki)“. In this theory, three elements are emphasized: posture, dodge and technical application. He introduced the progressive training method where
they first teach the proper posture and then the needed appropriate dodge for a favorable position which is the key to a successful performing of a technique.
I believe that Masatake Fujita-Sensei’s teaching, spiritual thinking will be passed on and acquainted with more people.
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The jo , an approximately four foot long wooden stave, is a rather innocuous weapon, its versatility and effectiveness not immediately apparent. However, in the right hands it can be used to devastating effect as Miyamoto Musashi the very famous Japanese swordsman discovered in a match with Musō Gonnosuke Katsuyoshi, another famous martial artist. If the account is to be believed, Katsuyoshi beat Musashi using only a jo, the only time Musashi was defeated; true or not, the jo is still regarded as a formidable weapon.
The use of the jo features in most Aikido dojos. It is important in its own right as a weapon of offence and defence, but perhaps just as importantly as a supplement to Aikido unarmed training. Aiki-jo training reinforces tai sabaki, reaction speed, distance awareness and many other basic principles of Aikido practice. Moreover, jo suburi and jo kata forms of practice are performed solo, without the need for a training partner.
In this volume we provide illustrated guidance to six forms of Aiki-jo training:
• Part 1 deals with preliminary exercises to loosen the body and become familiar with handling the jo.
• In Part 2 we describe over 20 forms of jo suburi, that is basic exercises for attack and defence.
• Part 3 builds on Part 2 by presenting three commonly practised jo kata that incorporate suburi in continuous sequences.
• Partner practice in Part 4 shows techniques where uke, wielding the jo, attacks tori who disarms and throws or pins uke. This form of practice is termed jo dori.
• In Part 5, jo waza, tori throws or immobilises uke using the jo.
• Finally in Part 6 tori and uke, both wielding a jo, are shown performing paired exercises, that is kumijo, before demonstrating a continuous sequence of mutual attacks and defences.
Aiki-jo forms are all beneficial to basic unarmed Aikido training, but they are much more than that; they also enrich the Aikido training experience, making it as exciting as it is enjoyable.
This manual goes over the Purple belt requirements of Aiki Combat Jujits; there are dozens of colored pictures along with step by step instructions for each move, drill or form. This manual goes hand in hand with his basics DVD’s.