By K. Tohei
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 simple effortless to appreciate language. integrated all through are quite a few pictures and illustrations. This was once a solid textual content for it is period and
includes reasons of middle ideas with demonstrations by way of Tohei Sensei. This quantity additionally comprises stable details at the early days of the artwork and the founding of Aiki as a self-discipline. thought of by way of many to be required analyzing for any Aikido practitioner.
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This is Koichi Tohei's moment booklet written in 1962. on the time, Tohei was once leader teacher of the Aikikai. Tohei explains the rules of Aikido in simple effortless to appreciate language. incorporated all through are a variety of images and illustrations. This was once an effective textual content for it is period and
includes factors of middle ideas with demonstrations via Tohei Sensei. This quantity additionally comprises reliable details at the early days of the artwork and the founding of Aiki as a self-discipline. thought of by means of many to be required studying for any Aikido practitioner.
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Do not stop the flow of Ki for even an instant. / FIG. 21 52 When you have reached the point of Figure 20, do not draw in your Ki from your right arm. If you do, Uke's arm will become too strong for you to bring it around to the back. Stretch your arm as far as it will go and then, using centrifugal force, bring back his arm without straining aga inst his strength. If the principle of the swing is used, and you swing Uke's right arm, that arm will swing back automatically and you should have no difficulty in throwing him down (Fig.
Whether you walk or drive, if your mind is on The One Point, you feel no fatigue. So day by day, moment by moment, you live life usefully, polishing your own character. The . dojo is a place to study the theory of truth, to test whether one's daily actions have been right, to ascertain whether one has gained any strength, and further to polish one's art. As we look into a mirror and correct our bad points, so we can see whether or not we are correct by seeing how our opponents act. The Aikido arts are so designed that if you act correctly, you can always throw your opponent.
FIG. 6 39 Next, at Count One, start as in Figure 7 and, while swinging your arms to the left, step fonvard with the right foot, turn your body to the left, the left foot following this action by facing backward (Fig. 7). FIG. 7 At Count Two, swing your arms to the right, at the same time turning your body around to the right. Your body returns to the former pusition, facing forward (Fig. 8). Practice this repeatedly. Begin in slow motion, then increase the tempo as the count goes faster. Do not think so much about what your body is doing as about creating a whirlwind by your action.
What Is Aikido by K. Tohei