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Aikido Ground Fighting: Grappling and Submission Techniques

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Paperback Cover Photo

Aikido Ground Fighting presents effective ground techniques that remain true to aikido founder Morehei Ueshiba’s teachings while addressing a potential weakness in the system: while aikido is renowned for its submission and compliance techniques as well as grappling from a standing position, it is not known for its effectiveness when it comes to ground fighting. Aikido Ground Fighting is a unique look at the roots of aikido techniques (in particular, the kneeling practices of suwari-waza) and how they might be applied to defense on the ground. Written by a direct student of Morihei Ueshiba in collaboration with other aikido teachers, this book remains steadfastly true to the founder’s teachings while presenting innovative and effective techniques. Containing never-before-published pictures of Ueshiba as well as step-by-step photographs clearly demonstrating techniques, Aikido Ground Fighting is designed for aikido students looking to become more well-rounded martial artists as well as practitioners of all martial arts seeking effective self-defense techniques.

Also available as an E-Book from numerous outlets.

  • Publisher: Blue Snake Books
  • Publication Year:  2013
  • ISBN-10:  1583946063
  • ISBN-13:  9781583946060
  • ASIN (Kindle):  B00A9ET1FW
  • Pages:  216
  • Available Bindings:  Paperback, Kindle, Nook, E-Book

Training with the Master

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This book is filled with pictures of O Sensei and bears short but germane commentary. Stevens, who wrote the Preface, describes the book well: “The photographs in part one, ‘On the Mat with the Master,’ show Morihei giving instruction…. Part two, ‘The Master Teaches the Way,’ depicts Morihei in everyday life….Part three, ‘The Art of Peace,’ contains the essence of Morhei’s philosophy, distilled from his collected talks and oral tradition.”

  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc., Boston
  • Publication Year: 1999, 2004
  • ISBN-10: 1570623228, 1570625689
  • ISBN-13:  9781570623226, 9781570625688
  • Pages: 139, 176
  • Available Bindings: Hardcover, Paperback