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Total Aikido: The Master Course

Book Summary:

In this sequel to DYNAMIC AIKIDO, the preeminent master continues his explanation of the essential principles but in finer detail. Comprehensive and fully illustrated, TOTAL AIKIDO covers the basic postures and movements with special emphasis on certain key points for perfecting one's technique to achieve maximum effect with the minimum of effort. Demonstrations are provided in a dōjō setting, with helpful pointers for avoiding common mistakes. To enable students to develop greater strength and control, they are shown how to increase their speed, shift their center of gravity, and synchronize movements with those of their opponents.

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Review by: Neil Raj Singh

This book is nicely presented with many photographs and diagrams illustrating the application of various techniques. It also contains a summary of different Aikido Dojo's around the world. Sensei Gozo Shioda has given valuable aikido technique knowledge in his technique demonstration photographs. However, this book is a bit complicated to understand as it is quite technical.

Kind Regards,

Neil Singh.

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