The Complete Step-by-step Guide to Martial Arts, T'ai Chi & Aikido

The Complete Step-by-step Guide to Martial Arts, T'ai Chi & Aikido

A Step-by-step Teaching Plan With Over 1800 Photographs and Illustrations : A Practical Guide to the Martial Arts of Tae Kwondo, Karate, Ju-jitsu, Judo, Kung Fu, Kendo, Iaido and Shinto Ryu With A Special Focus on T'ai Chi and Aikido

Book - 2010
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It has long been known that a trained focus on mind and body coordination can contribute greatly towards a sense of harmony and well-being, so it is not surprising that more and more people are turning to the ancient martial arts as a way of alleviating the stresses and tensions endemic to today's society. This comprehensive sourcebook is the ultimate resource for the martial arts enthusiast, or those taking their first steps into the exciting and diverse world of self-defence training. Many of the most ancient and revered martial arts are detailed, with dedicated sections on tae kwondo, karate, aikido, ju-jitsu, judo, kung fu, tai chi, kendo, iado and shinto ryu. The journey into martial arts begins with a fascinating practical exploration of each discipline, focussing on the history, philosophy and basic etiquette and offering practical step-by-step instruction in the exercises and techniques which make each art form unique. This overview is followed by practical step-by-step teaching plans for two of the world's most respected martial arts teachings, t'ai chi and aikido. The fascinating history and theory behind each discipline are examined, encouraging a deep understanding of the importance of a spiritual approach as well as a physical commitment. Essential information on preparation and warm-up sequences is given for both forms, and step-by-step guides to the basic postures, movements, techniques and applications of t'ai chi and aikido are demonstrated by expert practitioners. Illustrated throughout with over 1600 dynamic photographs, this is the definitive handbook for those looking to expand their spiritual and physical horizons and explore the many ancient mysteries of the world of martial arts.
Publisher: London : Lorenz Books, c2010.
ISBN: 9780754819646
Branch Call Number: 796.815 Goo
Characteristics: 512 pages : illustrations (chiefly color)
Additional Contributors: Popovic, Andrew
Brady, Peter sensei.


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