Category Archives: Gaku Homma

Children and the Martial Arts: An Aikido Point of View

Paperback Cover Photo
Paperback Cover Photo

Gaku Homma Sensei’s dojo in Denver, Colorado, has included classes for children for many years. This book presents his approach to teaching them. The first part discusses what is unique about kids and explains how instruction of them differs from the instruction of adults. The second part details the basic techniques he covers with children, with explanations on how and why these should be taught.

  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, California
  • Publication Year: 1993
  • ISBN-10: 1556431392
  • ISBN-13:  9781556431395
  • Pages: 249
  • Available Bindings: Paperback, E-book

Aikido for Life

Paperback Cover Photo
Paperback Cover Photo

Aikido for Life offers a simple explanation of Aikido and how it can be used to train mind, breath and body. The book is similar in structure to the beginners class at Nippon Kan. Not only does it offer simple explanations and illustrations of basic Aikido movements and techniques, it also offers a look at the philosophy behind Aikido. Aikido for Life does not try to be simply an instructional manual. Rather, it explains how Aikido can help develop not only healthy bodies but a positive approach to life as well. Aikido for Life presents a teacher’s view of Aikido and was written for beginning and experienced students alike. (source: NipponKan website)

  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books, Blue Snake Books
  • Publication Year: 1990, 1993
  • ISBN-10:  1556430787
  • ISBN-13:   9781556430787
  • Pages: 110
  • Available Bindings: Paperback