Aikido Basics by Phong Thong DangAikido Basics by Phong Thong Dang

Aikido Basics

byPhong Thong Dang, Lynn Seiser

Paperback | April 14, 2017

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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 styles - What really happens in an aikido class-invaluable tips on choosing the right school, getting ready for your first class, and basic training methods - The essential elements-stances, strikes, grabs, throws, and pins - How to complement your aikido training-ki exercises, multiple-person training, and freestyle exercises - Effective ways to succeed in aikido-create a training program, test for belt promotion, and participate in competitions and tournaments - Resources-help further develop your aikido training
Phong Thong Dang holds a sixth degree black belt in Aikido, a sixth degree black belt in 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 m...
Title:Aikido BasicsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:192 pages, 9.75 × 6.75 × 0.5 inShipping dimensions:9.75 × 6.75 × 0.5 inPublished:April 14, 2017Publisher:Tuttle PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0804848637

ISBN - 13:9780804848633