From the Author: In this e-book, you’ll find helpful tips on where to practice aikido, the art of aikido, tips on choosing an aikido school, aikido and the dynamic sphere, aikido in everyday life, aikido self defense, aikido ground fighting, aikido basics and more.
This volume appears to be a brief compilation of widely-distributed public-domain information.
From the Author: There’s no mistaking the fact that Aikido is one of the best and most popular martial art in the United States today. The art of Aikido is best associated with actor Steven Seagal, who made it even more popular with his movies. Aikido is rich and history in tradition, an art that originally started in Japan back in the 1940s.
In this e-book, you’ll find helpful tips on aikido in everyday life,
aikido self defense, aikido basics, aikido for life, critical things you must know about aikido in combat and more.
This is a piece of work based on questions from prospective and new students and other interested parties. “Will I be able to defend myself?”, or variations on the theme cross the path of every teacher and of most students of Aikido. This is an attempt to answer those questions through the lens of our critics – those who regard Aikido as a lesser art for various reasons. By doing it this way this essay actually goes beyond the question of the title and uses the idea of self-defence as a way to try and describe some of the values that Aikido introduce into the life of the practitioner.
In “Seeking the Unicorn” Dr. Tzechovoy brings to bear vibrant life the interwoven physical and psychological transformations that take place within the body and self of the long-term practitioner of martial arts. He guides the reader to understanding these experiences via a juncture of psychoanalysis, Western philosophy and his own many years of practice as a martial artist.
The book follows the slow progression and development from student to teacher in a traditional school of aikido. The author elaborates on seemingly insignificant events of training and practice while shedding an originally new light on their inner value, infusing them with entirely different meanings to the conventional interpretation of martial arts in general and aikido in particular.
An unassuming encounter with Chiba sensei’s has become a unique gift that thoroughly transformed Dr. Tzechovoy’s inmost self; a small remark on the behalf of Chiba sense’s teacher; O-Sensei leads him to deep investigation into the relationship between Japanese teachers and their students, investigation that illuminates the role of such rapport in creating an independent and mature human being.
Dr. Tzechovoy belongs to the Birankai school of aikido. He pays tribute to the writings of T.K. Chiba Sensei and to the experiences shared with him on and off the mat. However, practitioners of all types of martial arts will see their own experiences and challenges, critically yet constructively, examined and clarified in “Seeking the Unicorn”
In this volume, nine renowned experts delineate their theoretical or methodological approach of Aikidô in potentiating constructive handling of social conflicts. The authors depict the contribution of the Japanese self-defensive art Aikidô to the theory and practice of conflict transformation. The concept of Elicitive Conflict Transformation (Lederach, Dietrich) necessarily calls for a revised understanding of applied peace work and a new personal profile of the conflict worker. This is the point where Aikidô and conflict/peace work meet.
By the Author: Being, Essence & Motion is an Aikido memoir of thoughts, ideas and training tips I have accumulated from almost 40 years of study and training. The book is not intended as a training manual.Rather my intent is to shed some light on the internal changes that have been wrought in me as a result of my long term commitment to the study of this Art.Main Body
‘Kokyu nage’, the term given to a range of important Aikido techniques, is commonly translated from the Japanese as ‘Breath throw’. However, the word ‘Kokyu’ can also be translated as ‘Work in harmony with’. In fact both interpretations describe Kokyu nage techniques, since they depend on a delicate combination of correct breath control, precise body movement, minimal physical contact and perfect timing. Consequently, the effective execution of Kokyu nage techniques represents a high level of skill in Aikido. This book examines over sixty Kokyu nage techniques from various holding and striking attacks, with hundreds of step-by-step illustrations that include detailed annotations. The breadth of coverage of this important class of Aikido techniques means that this book can be used to great advantage by beginner and advanced student alike.
From the Publisher: This book presents an historical, cultural, and philosophical look at the development of the Japanese martial art of Aikido. Sunderlin focuses on the influences brought to bear on Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido, and the subsequent cultivation of the latter’s martial art as a vessel of Budo. The author also provides a look at the different directions Aikido has taken since its inception and tackles some of the criticism leveled by practitioners of other martial arts, then offers ideas for strengthening Aikido as a viable method of self-defense while calling for increased cooperation between its numerous styles. The book is NOT an Aikido “How to,” though its technical characteristics are discussed. The topics are in-depth and complex. Includes 17 chapters with endnotes, tables, figures, pictures, a glossary, special editorial comment, a bibliography, and an index; dark blue cloth coverboards with gold impressed spine lettering and a dust jacket. The author is the acting head of Zantoppa Kai Aikido, which is a derivation of Tomiki Ryu Aikido. Beginning his study of Aikido in 1980, he studied under Carl Geis, Shihan; Tsunako Miyake, Shihan; and Takeshi Inoue, Shihan. He has also trained in Western Wrestling and Boxing; Japanese Judo, Tenjin Shin’yo-ryu, Jodo, and Shiatsu; and Chinese Hung Ga Kung Fu. He is known for his outspoken viewpoints regarding Aikido’s problematic metaphysical ideas and interorganizational strife. A “Special Edition” hardback issue was added in mid-2015.