Feb 25, Joe Oliveri rated it it was amazing. Best Karate Volume 4 Masatoshi Nakayama. The Essential Elements Moriteru Ueshiba. However, and the reason for a 2 star review, is that I found many concepts to be esoteric, which for me did not push my interest or viewpoint.
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Want to Read saving…. If you aren't, you may not get much use out of it, unless you just want to get a sense of the art. Souls of the Samurai Thomas Cleary. They are so beautiful that they have become almost the defacto Aikido illustrations used far and wide both online and in dojo paraphernalia.
They began to practice aikido together, and while studying under a variety of instructors in the United States and Europe, started the collection of notes and sketches which finally developed into this illustrated introduction to the art of aikido. I've had mine for decades and iintroduction still looks as good as it did the day I bought it.
Mar 25, Momin rated it really liked it.
Artist of Life Bruce Lee. I don't like this book at all.
Aikido and The Dynamic Sphere by Ratti, Oscar; Adele, Westbrook
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I tje definitely recommend Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere to anyone starting out in this martial art as a supplement to your training. Journal of Asian Martial Arts. Tied together with some beautiful line drawings much like the ones in another favorite book I've reviewed: The illustrations are amazing. It isn't a book to read form cover-to-cover but to dip into from time to time.
It's about as comprehensive a guide as you can get to the techniques of the art, and it incorporates long sections explaining some of its core principles in terms that make perfect sense without drifting off into the mindlessly m I haven't practised aikido in years, and I think it has some flaws in its modes of practise, but I'm going to try to differentiate here between the art and this book about the art.
Aikido and The Dynamic Sphere
Definitely worth reading if you are considering the study of aikido or if you simply wish to learn about the basic concepts of aikido. The Backyard Blacksmith Lorelei Sims. They began to practice aikido together, and while studying under a variety of instructors in the United States and Europe, started the collection of notes and sketches which finally developed into this illustrated introduction to the art of aikido.
Best Karate Volume 1 Masatoshi Nakayama.
Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere: An Illustrated Introduction
This book, while clearly a classic in the genre, is unfortunately an example of why very junior martial arts practitioners should never write a technical manual on the art. Log-in or create an account first! Every aikidoka wnd have this in their collection.
Oct 14, Shahid Insaf rated it really liked it. Tapped Out Matthew Polly. Paperbackpages. The text underlying the image seemed to me actually a bit unnecessary when compared with the drawings and the kinetic memory imprints they ignited.
For a book of almost pages, one would expect a bit more in the way of history. Summary Discuss Qn 0 Discusses the principles, postures, organization, and history of the Japanese martial art and presents graduated outlines of the major projections and movements.
If you can get past that, the wisdom in its content aikidk worth the effort. Bruce Lee Matthew Polly. Technical terms in Aikido are well explained. Sep 01, Marcial rated it really liked it.