Ancient theory, modern practice: Dynamic Aikido brings together the whole
spectrum of theoretical and applied Aikido. Through it one can become perfectly
attuned to his opponent, can sense his intentions and turn his movements to
one’s own advantage.
Comprehensive and fully illustrated, Dynamic Aikido presents the basic
postures and stances, fundamental techniques and applications: how to cope with
a frontal attack, how to avoid an attack from the rear, how to sense and thwart
the pickpocket. An essential companion for every beginner, a vital reference for
students of all levels.
The author: Gozo Shioda, born in Tokyo in 1915, became the outstanding
student of Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of modern Aikido. Holder of the ninth
rank black belt, he founded the Yoshinkan school of Aikido, of which he is chief
instructor. He is also chief instructor for the Tokyo Metropolitan Police, the
Air Self-defense Force, the Japanese National Railways, Sophia University, Meiji
Gakuin University and Takushoku University, his alma mater.
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