Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere: An Illustrated Introduction provides a complete foundation within the practice of one of the vital distinctive and useful Japanese martial arts.
Aikido was once created in Japan within the 1920’s by Morihei Ueshiba, often referred to as Osensei. To possess the skills, techniques and attitude of the faithful practitioner of aikido, one should achieve a very high level of integration of the powers of mind and body, the harmonious combination of physical means and ethical motives. By controlling body position and learning the right way to harmonize essential physical and mental abilities, any individual (without reference to size, strength or weight) can fend off attacks the use of this sophisticated martial art.
Written and illustrated by husband/wife team, Oscar Ratti and Adele Westbrook, Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere, with over 1,200 illustrations, includes many Aikido techniques in chapters such as:
- What is Aikido?
- The Foundations of Aikido
- The Practice of Aikido
- The Basic Techniques of Neutralization
- Advanced Practice
- And more!