A practical guide — written by the grandson of the founder of Aikido — for those in search of greater understanding of both the basic forms and advanced techniques.
Aikido was once developed by Morihei Ueshiba, who drew on Japan’s wealthy history of martial arts to develop an entirely new system that preserves the classical tradition within a up to date context. In Progressive Aikido, Moriteru Ueshiba, the grandson of the founder and the third Doshu (living symbol and embodiment of the spirit of Aikido), makes a speciality of probably the most fundamental principle of Aikido: proper movement. The usage of hundreds of photographs and readily accessible explanations, Ueshiba shows how this a very powerful technique is the basis for all training, whether as a beginner or as a senior instructor. The book is according to a systematic, step by step approach that emphasizes proper movement to train in a range of Aikido techniques, from basic to advanced.