About this book:
Though aikido is known as a nonviolent, noncompetitive martial art, the use of weapons in aikido was introduced by the art's founder O'Sensei Morihei Ueshiba.
The wooden weapons of aikido are most often used as training tools to better illustrate aikido principles and movements and to train in self-defense against weapons. This book features the three main weapons used in aikido: the boken or ken (wooden sword), jo (wooden short staff), and tanto (wooden knife). A complete discussion on each weapon is included with descriptions of the stances, grips, techniques, defenses, forms, and training appropriate for each weapon.The aikido concepts, training and techniques represented are those influenced by the weapons practice of O'Sensei Morihei Ueshiba, as well as the styles of Saito Sensei's Iwama-ryu.About the Authors:
PHONG THONG DANG holds a sixth degree black belt aikido, a sixth degree black belt n tae kwon do, a fifth degree black belt in judo, and an eighth degree black belt in Vietnamese Shaolin kung fu. The World Martial Arts Hall of Fame inducted Phong twice: once for his expertise in aikido and again for his lifelong dedication to the martial arts. He has been featured in Karate Illustrated, Aikido Journal, Aikido Today magazine, Martial Arts and Combat Sports, and Black Belt. He has practiced martial arts for over fifty years and currently teaches in southern California.
LYNN SEISER is an internationally respected psychotherapist, consultant, and trainer. Seiser has over three decades of martial arts training and experience. He currently holds the rank of Sandan (third degree black belt) in Tenshinkai aikido under Sensei Phong Thong Dang.Product Details:
- Author: Dang Thong Phong and Lynn Seiser
- Language: English
- Format: Softcover
- Pages: 124
- Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
- Weight: 0.8 Pounds
- Length: 11 Inches
- Width: 8.5 Inches
- Height: 0.5 Inches