Aikido for Life
Author: Gaku Homma
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Discusses the philosophy behind aikido, demonstrates beginning lessons, and shows how to apply its principles to one's life
Author: Gianmarco Olivé
Publisher: Adea edizioni
Per tutti quelli che praticano arti marziali o che amano la cultura orientale. Ma anche per chi crede che esista uno spazio "occidentale" per la rielaborazione dell'Arte e per gli esperti e studiosi di discipline psicofisiche e bioenergetiche. Di stile semplice e divulgativo, Aikido, l'arte della Relazione si propone come una novità assoluta nella letteratura sul tema. A partire dall'esperienza nella pratica, il libro presenta osservazioni e chiavi di lettura dell'Arte, capaci di confrontarsi in libertà con la cultura che l'ha originata e ricercare un percorso di valorizzazione e unità nell'incontro con la specificità occidentale.
Author: Roy Suenaka, Christopher Watson
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Master the techniques of aikido with this illustrated martial arts guide. Complete Aikido is the authoritative text on this enlightening martial art and self-defense system. This definitive aikido guide is packed with history and philosophy, and offers precise descriptions with over 400 photographs illustrating the correct—and incorrect—way to execute aikido techniques. In the almost thirty years since the death of aikido founder Morihei Ueshiba O'Sensei, his many students have spread his philosophy and vision across the world, including author Roy Suenaka. Complete Aikido provides insights into the three leading styles of this Japanese martial art: the original art developed by founder Morihei Ueshiba O'Sensei, the Shin-Shin Toitsu aikido of Koichi Tohei Sensei, and the Suenaka-ha Tetsugaku-ho aikido of Roy Suenaka Sensei. Both a fascinating martial biography and a comprehensive instructional manual, this aikido book is a must for all practitioners seeking the way of harmony.
This book is an invaluable guide for practitioners - whether beginning or advanced - wishing to know more about the context in which Aikido was developed and Aikido's implications for the world today. Some of the ideas discussed are : the relation of Aikido to such Asian traditions as Shinto, Shingon Buddhism, Omotokyo esotericism, Taoist mysticism, and Tantra ; points of correspondence between Aikido and Western philosophical and religious systems - Greek philosophy, Christianity, Kabbalah, alchemy, and modern scientific theories ; links between Aikido and art ; ways that Aikido thought can be used to advance the causes of such urgent issues ans health and healing, conflict resolution and environmental responsibility. --from back cover.
This book, published in cooperation with ESSKA, is a comprehensive, evidence-based manual on the prevention of injuries and overuse in sports that will assist physicians, physiotherapists, and trainers in providing excellent mental and physical guidance to athletes. The causes of overuse and sports injuries are carefully analyzed, explaining the medical basis for prevention. In addition, detailed attention is paid to the relationship between sport motivation, risk willingness, tendency to overload, and tendency to increased risk of injury. The reader is effectively trained in mental and physical analysis of the athlete and will gain an appreciation of the influence of the athlete’s environment on susceptibility to injury. Gender-specific differences and the specific risks faced by children and adolescents are identified, and very popular sports such as soccer, alpine skiing, and throwing sports are discussed in individual chapters. Training schedules of value in the context of particular physiotherapeutic and medical interventions are described with the help of illustrations and charts. The authors are team physicians, coaches, sports scientists, training scientists, and physiotherapists involved in high-performance sports and recreational sports.
A Life in Aikido
Author: Kisshomaru Ueshiba, Moriteru Ueshiba
The history of Japan's martial traditions is replete with many outstanding individuals, but few have attained the legendary status of Morihei Ueshiba. Throughout his extraordinary life, Ueshiba mastered an array of martial arts and techniques, including jujutsu and kendo, and endlessly devoted himself to the philosophies of Japan's martial schools. He also had a deep knowledge of the practice of Shinto. Refining these traditions into a wholly new system, he founded Aikido--the way of harmony. Aikido goes far beyond simple methods of attack or self-defense, seeking to dispel aggression by creating a sense of oneness, thus ultimately promoting peace. Through its unique aspect of both preserving the heritage of the classical fighting arts and applying them within the context of contemporary society, Aikido has quickly become one of the most respected martial arts in the world. In this engaging and compelling biography, the Founder's son Kissomaru Ueshiba (the second Aikido Doshu) details the life of this remarkable man, from his early years as a youth in the turbulent Meiji era to his death in 1969. Incorporating many first-hand accounts and anecdotes as well as historical documents, the author weaves a fascinating narrative of the Founder's life, and with great fondness tells of his own memories of the man who would come to be known as O Sensei--great master. Ueshiba reveals much about the character and temperament of his father, painting a picture of a man of formidable commitment and spirituality, in both his practice of Aikido and his message of peace. Indeed, his dedication to his art was so strong that through his techniques he was able to attain kami-waza; an ability that transcends the human and reaches the divine. This book will appeal to any reader with an interest in the life of Morihei Ueshiba and a desire to discover the real person behind the legend.
Book of Ki
Author: Kōichi Tōhei
Publisher: Japan Publications (USA)
From the Back Cover: Everyone should realize the natural abilities we all have that enable us to pass successfully through this life. Unfortunately there are too many people who continue aimlessly along, overshadowed psychologically and physically because they are not aware of their own abilities. Such people are a great minus from their own viewpoint and from the viewpoint of society as well. The principles of ki lie in bringing to light man's natural strength and his hidden natural abilities. The author's earlier works, in which he introduced the principles of ki and aikido with mind and body coordinated, met with great response in many countries and created a demand for a still more detailed explanation of what ki really means. The present work is an answer to that demand. In the first section, while delving deeply into the principles of ki, the author gives a number of practical examples which anyone can easily follow. These examples are straight to that point, concrete and avoid abstractions such as how much power is there in spirit and the nature of feeling. The author's point is to have the reader learn the proper method of mastering the spirit and to have the spirit pervade the reader's body so that he will be able to grasp the basic meaning of ki. In part two of the book, the author gives detailed and concrete examples of how to apply the principles of ki to our daily lives. The author wishes that not only those who are in positions of leadership but also those who have physical or spiritual problems, or who do not fully realize their own abilities and strength, will learn the full meaning of ki. He also wishes that those who have learned the principles of ki will instill them in their hearts and help those around them walk a brighter and happier path.
Author: Kisshomaru Ueshiba, Moriteru Ueshiba, John Stevens
Publisher: Kodansha International
Presents an introduction to the fundamentals of aikido, covering training, techniques, and principles of the martial art.
Author: Anthony Robbins
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (Trade Division)
If you have ever dreamed of a better life, UNLIMITED POWER will show you how to achieve the extraordinary quality of life you desire and deserve. Anthony Robbins has proven to millions through his books, tapes and seminars that by harnessing the power of your mind you can do, have, achieve and create anything you want for your life. UNLIMITED POWER is a revolutionary fitness book for the mind. It will show you, step by step, how to perform at your peak while gaining emotional and financial freedom, attaining leadership and self-confidence and winning the co-operation of others. UNLIMITED POWER is a guidebook to superior performance in an age of success.
Una vera e propria monografia, interamente in inglese, per illustrare al grande pubblico tutto ciò che gli studi più aggiornati hanno svelato su Il David di Michelangelo. Il testo è corredato da numerose illustrazioni che scendono nei più analitici dettagli dell'opera. Segue una breve biografia dell'artista e una sintetica bibliografia aggiornata. Annotation Supplied by Informazioni Editoriali
Publisher: Kodansha International
Third book in the lineage which began with the introductory Best Aikido, followed by the more advanced Aikido Master Course, this lavishly illustrated key text pulls together the essential elements of both its predecessors, and develops and expands them. Progressive Aikido is thus a distillation of the soul of that which gives Aikido form and life, and is written by the grandson of the founder of the martial art, Morihei Ueshiba.
Going on Being
Author: Geshe Tsering, Mark Epstein
Before he began training as a psychiatrist, Mark Epstein immersed himself in Buddhism through influential teachers such as Ram Dass, Joseph Goldstein, and Jack Korn field. Buddhism's positive outlook and the meditative principle of living in the moment profoundly influenced his study and practice of psychotherapy. Going on Being is an intimate chronicle of Epstein's formative years as well as a practical guide to how a Buddhist understanding of psychological problems can help anyone change for the better. Epstein gives readers a deeply personal look into his life, thoughts, fears, and hopes, while detailing the influences that have shaped his worldview. Inspiring in its honesty and humility, Going on Being is a compassionate, brilliant look at how uniting the worlds of psyche and spirit can lead to a new way of seeing reality.
Author: Amos Oz
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
"A generous imagination at work. [Oz’s] language, for all of its sensuous imagery, has a careful and wise simplicity." — New York Times Book Review Situated only two miles from a hostile border, Amos Oz’s fictional community of Metsudat Ram is a microcosm of the Israeli frontier kibbutz. There, held together by necessity and menace, the kibbutzniks share love and sorrow under the guns of their enemies and the eyes of history. "Immensely enjoyable." — Chicago Tribune Book World
Fumio Demura covers stances, striking, blocking, combinations, sparring, and an entire bo kata.