Aikido is a highly developed martial art form. It is based on standardized principles. In this book, Aikido: The Basics, you are offered numerous examples of movements that will help explain the standardized principles. Both the theoretical background and the method of learning Aikdo are clearly explained. For example chapters are dedicated to hand movements, foot movements, learning the role of Uke, and so much more. In this way, Aikdo: The Basics will hold the interest of advanced pupils in addition to extending help to beginners students alike. This book is loaded with photographs demonstrating proper positioning and movement.
Finer points of detail in the basic techniques are also covered – in addition, applications of the basic techniques are explained. The roles of the defender and the attacker in Aikido are covered in detail. The contents of this book is in accoradance with the principles of the mainstream of the worldwide Aikido organizations (Aikikai).
Aikido: The Basics concludes with a section containing additional information about Aikido and its training. The details of the basic techniques of Aikido are not merely described; the reader also learns their implementation. A closer look is further taken on the roles of the defender and the attacker.
Included in this book are answers to the most frequently asked questions in addition to amazing facts that you will find interesting and helpful.
About the Author
Bodo Roedel, 4th Dan Aikikai, has been practicing Aikido since he was 16 years old. Since 1993 he has been a pupil of one of the leading worldwide trainers in Aikido Christian Tissier Shihan, 7th Dan Aikikai. For the last ten years he has been passing on his knowledge in the Bodo Roedel Aikido School in Cologne, Germany. The emphasis of his instruction is placed on delivering a modern, well-thought-out and dynamic form of Aikido.