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An Open Secret: A Student’s Handbook for Learning Aikido Techniques of Self-Defense and the Aiki Way

Kindle/Paperback Cover Photo
Kindle.Paperback Cover Photo

Basics, terminology, dojo etiquette, some historical and philosophical content.  The book provides unbiased information on common etiquette, student responsibilities, dojo design, proper training apparel, the relationship between student and teacher and between students, training tools and weapons, rank examination, the Aiki spirit, and fundamental training concepts essential to learning Aikido and ultimately the Aiki way. Other topics include step-by-step pointers on selection and care of the uniform (the Aikido gi and hakama), equipment (Aikido weapons – jo and bokken), and the training facility (Aikido dojo). Grading and promotion examination details are covered for both beginning and advanced students, as well as student’s progressive responsibilities as they advance in rank and experience.

  • Publisher: A&E Blomert Enterprises
  • Publication Year:  2014, 2015
  • ISBN-10:  1503093522
  • ISBN-13:  978-1503093522
  • ASIN (Kindle):  B00PF3KVSI
  • Pages:  167 (Kindle), 178 (Paperback)
  • Available Bindings:  Kindle, Paperback