Michael Russ / Meyer & Meyer Sport (2006)
Summary: O-Sensei Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido, often said to his students that training for Aikido without using the sword is not enough. For the first time, this book introduces a system founded by Shoji Nishio Sensei called Aikido Toho Iai, which is the connection between the art of sword drawing and Aikido techniques. The sword is the origin of the Aikido techniques, and this book shows you how to use it the right way. Using the examples of 15 sword forms and the corresponding Aikido techniques, the book enables you to create your own sword form for different Aikido techniques by understanding the principles of the sword. This will bring you more success in the martial arts and much more fun while training for it.