Get your aikido training off to a great start—from basic footwork and throws to training and demonstrations. This martial arts guide is a perfect introduction to aikido for beginners.
Are you planning to learn Aikido, but don't know where to begin? Are you looking for a teacher? Are you taking a class but confused by the unfamiliar terms used to describe the techniques?
This aikido book offers an easy, yet comprehensive introduction to everything you need to know to feel confident and be successful.
You'll learn about:The origins of aikido—its philosophy, history and techniquesHow to find a teacher and a class that is right for youGetting ready—what happens in a typical Aikido class?The essentials—stances, strikes, grabs, throws, and pinsHow to complement your aikido training with ki exercises, multiple-person training, and freestyle exercisesHow to succeed in Aikido— how to create an effective training program, test for belt promotion, and participate in competitions and tournamentsResources to help you further develop your Aikido skills