Get your training off to a great start—from basic footwork and throws to training and demonstrations—this book is a perfect introduction to aikido for beginners. It's everything you need to get started in aikido!
Are you ready to learn aikido, but don't know where to begin? Are you intimidated by the unfamiliar terms or the powerful aikido techniques? With Aikido Basics you'll become an expert in this Japanese martial art in no time!
Whether you are considering taking up this martial art, or you've already started, Aikido Basics offers an easy, yet comprehensive introduction to everything you need to know to feel confident and be successful.
You'll learn about:
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The History of Aikido
The Philosophy of Aikido
The Different Branches of Aikido
Choosing the Right School
Clothing and Equipment
Your First Class
Applying the Basics
Randori and Jiyuwaza
The Training Session
How to Participate in a Workout
Learning the Basics
Stances and Footwork
Locking and Pinning Techniques
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