New PDF release: Aikido: the basics

By Bodo Roedel

ISBN-10: 1841263028

ISBN-13: 9781841263021

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This is Koichi Tohei's moment ebook written in 1962. on the time, Tohei was once leader teacher of the Aikikai. Tohei explains the rules of Aikido in undeniable effortless to appreciate language. integrated all through are quite a few images and illustrations. This used to be a superb textual content for it really is period and
includes reasons of center rules with demonstrations by way of Tohei Sensei. This quantity additionally comprises solid info at the early days of the artwork and the founding of Aiki as a self-discipline. thought of through many to be required examining for any Aikido practitioner.

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6). 1 kamae We first have a closer look at the basic position – the on guard position – the Japanese term for this is kamae. There is no specific on guard position in Aikido. The feet are simply placed one behind the other along a straight line. The rear foot is pointing in the forward direction, just like normal walking. The picture shows the position from the front. The on guard position in Aikido as seen from the side. When one starts Aikido, it is very important to learn to adopt a stable and low down stance.

If one of the knees is lifted up for the movement, the angle between the thigh and the lower leg must be less than 90°. First of all the sequence of movements without Uke – this can be practiced by the beginner easily on his own. 1) is demonstrated in the following example of the movements. As in all the techniques, it can be executed in front of (omote) or behind (ura) Uke. shomen uchi ikkyo omote waza First of all, the omote version: The starting position is such that Uke has to move forwards to reach Tori.

Moreover, without the correct technique there can be no Aikido! The technique and the mental work are the two sides of a coin. 2010 9:47 Uhr Seite 29 WHAT IS AIKIDO? 3 Aikido Exercise Forms In Aikido there are various forms of exercises that are dependent on which subject is to be learned. These exercise forms are independent from the particular technique. In the tachi waza techniques both Uke and Tori are in the standing position. 9) and is attacked by Uke from a standing position. Uke’s aim is then to prevent Tori from standing up.

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