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 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, 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 philosophy, history and different stylesWhat really happens in an aikido class invaluable tips on choosing the right school, getting ready for your first class, and basic training methodsThe essential elements stances, strikes, grabs, throws, and pinsHow to complement your aikido training ki exercises, multiple-person training, and freestyle exercisesEffective ways to succeed in aikido create a training program, test for belt promotion, and participate in competitions and tournamentsResources help further develop your aikido training"