Category Archives: Igor Shmygin

Nagewaza Technique

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Kindle Cover

Masatake Fujita Sensei, one of the Great high-ranking Shihans, emphasized the fundamentals in his Aikido practising and teaching.
The bases of his training method were the proper posture and dodge for the correct technique performing. The powerful, vigorous performing of the techniques and the uke’s attack control were his main signatures.
Masatake Fujita Sensei is well known for introducing the Aikido training method called “Masatake Fujita Sensei’s theory of motion (tai sabaki)” and for his powerful performing of Aikido techniques.
There are 7 Masatake Fujita Shihan’s techniques perfomed by Igor Shmygin.

  • Publisher: Zigzabur North America LLC
  • Publication Year:  2014
  • ISBN-10:  None
  • ISBN-13:  None
  • ASIN (Kindle):  B00OWCE0MQ
  • Pages:  32
  • Available Bindings:  Kindle, Nook

Masatake Fujita: Deep in Our Heart

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Kindle Cover

From the Publisher:  This book is dedicated to the memory of the Great Master, Hombu Dojo Shihan, 8th Dan Aikido Aikikai. The process of creating the book began when the Master was still alive. Masatake Fujita Shihan devoted his life to Aikido. The world has thousands if not millions of followers and admirers of his work. He was a true legend, his memory and knowledge will never be forgotten.
Aikido suffers a serious loss that is difficult to admit. The Masters and Aikidoka from all over the world will follow Sensei’s teaching, study his unique training method carefully and will pass this invaluable knowledge to the next generation.
The Masters, the close friends perform the best Masatake Fujita Shihan’s techniques and the basic Aikido techniques paying a tribute of respect to the Great Master.

While given author credits, this book is more about Fujita Shihan than by him.

  • Publisher: Zigzabur North America LLC
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • ISBN-10: None
  • ISBN-13: None
  • ASIN (Kindle): B00OFU7B6C
  • Pages: 136
  • Available Bindings: Kindle

Yawara

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Paperback Cover Photo

The Author, a longtime student of Masatake Fujita Shihan, presents this technical manual on the use of the yawara with aiki principles.

  • Publisher: Zigzabur North America LLC
  • Publication Year:  2014
  • ISBN-10:  0989003450
  • ISBN-13:  9780989003452
  • ASIN (Kindle):  Pending
  • Pages:  ?
  • Available Bindings:  Paperback

Osae Waza Technique

 

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Kindle Cover

The book “Osae Waza. Technique”  by Masatake Fujita Shihan, presents the original retaining techniques. The author describes the movements and techniques, focusing on the key points that allow you to achieve maximum efficiency in performing of the retaining technique.

All the techniques are illustrated with step by step photos and comments.  Available as a non-Kindle e-book from other sources.

  • Publisher:  Zigzabur North America LLC
  • Publication Year:  2014
  • ISBN-10:  None
  • ISBN-13:  None
  • ASIN (Kindle):  B00N2LUTFK
  • Pages:  117
  • Available Bindings:  Kindle, E-Book

Aikido: Kokyu Nage Lessons – Part 1

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From the Publisher:  Kokyu Nage translates as ‘breath throw’. What one is learning is to co-ordinate one’s body movement with the breath while throwing down, or projecting away. This book contains practical materials about Kokyu Nage techniques. All the techniques are illustrated step by step.

Part 1 of a 2-volume set.  Also available as an E-Book from numerous outlets, and as a paperback book (without the “Part 1” designation).

  • Publisher: Zigzabur North America LLC
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • ISBN-10:  0989003485
  • ISBN-13:  9780989003483
  • ASIN (Kindle):  B00KTG0TUQ
  • Pages:  99
  • Available Bindings: Kindle, E-Book, Paperback

Aikido: Kokyu Nage Lessons – Part 2

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Kindle Cover

From the Publisher:  Kokyu Nage translates as ‘breath throw’. What one is learning is to co-ordinate one’s body movement with the breath while throwing down, or projecting away. This book contains practical materials about Kokyu Nage techniques. All the techniques are illustrated step by step.

Part 2 of a 2-volume set.  Also available as an E-Book from numerous outlets.

  • Publisher: Zigzabur North America LLC
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • ISBN-10:  None
  • ISBN-13:  None
  • ASIN (Kindle):  B00KTGIGS8
  • Pages:  113
  • Available Bindings: Kindle, E-Book

Aikido: Irimi-Nage Lessons, Part 1

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From the Publisher:  Irimi Nage is one of the most basic of Aikido throws. It is, perhaps, one of the first throw that needs to be mastered. Standard technique is to throw gently along the spine. The highest skill in throwing with Irimi Nage is derived from throwing them up, not down. What goes up, comes down naturally.
This book contains practical materials about Irimi Nage techniques. More than 50 techniques are illustrated step by step.
The author was a student of Masatake Fujita Sensei, Shihan Hombu Dojo, 8th Dan Aikido Aikikai for over 20 years.

Also available as an E-Book from numerous outlets, and as a paperback book (without the “Part 1” designation).

  • Publisher: Zigzabur North America LLC
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • ISBN-10:  0989003493
  • ISBN-13:  9780989003490
  • ASIN (Kindle):  B00IL9Q53S
  • Pages:  Unknown
  • Available Bindings: Kindle, E-Book, Paperback

Aikido: Kokyu-Ho Lessons

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Paperback/Kindle Cover Photo

From the Publisher:  The book “Aikido. Kokyu Ho Lessons” was written by Igor Shmygin (6th Dan Aikikai). This is the first book of a part of the series of books “Aikido Lessons”. Author says, “The series of books “Aikido Lessons” I dedicate to my tutor, teacher and friend Masatake Fujita-Sensei, Shihan Hombu Dojo, 8th Dan Aikido Aikikai. To the man who for the last 20 years taught, helped and tutored me.” This book contains practical materials. All the techniques are illustrated step by step. This book will be useful for all the people who are studying Aikido, regardless of their level of training.

Also available as an E-Book from numerous outlets.

  • Publisher: Zigzabur North America LLC
  • Publication Year: 2013
  • ISBN-10: 0989003434
  • ISBN-13:  9780989003438
  • ASIN (Kindle):  B00F63YAV6
  • Pages: 114
  • Available Bindings: Paperback, Kindle, E-Book