Aikido and the Harmony of Nature by Mitsugi Saotome

By Mitsugi Saotome

Here's a special approach to the lessons of the founding father of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba, as interpreted by way of his direct pupil of fifteen years. Mitsugi Saotome examines the religious philosophy of the Founder, the warrior beliefs of feudal Japan because the foundation of his martial arts philosophy, and the clinical rules underlying the philosophy of Aikido technique.

The writer indicates that the actual circulation of Aikido is the embodiment of ideas of the spirit. adverse strength isn't really countered with aggression yet is managed and redirected during the strength and stability of spiral stream. this is often the form of Aikido and the dynamic form on the origin of all energies of life. Aikido flow can in basic terms be understood from its roots in common legislation and the techniques of nature. The honest perform and research of Aikido deepens our appreciation for the perfection of nature's stability and brings us again into concord with the environment, folks, and ourselves.

Abundantly illustrated with the author's drawings, diagrams, and calligraphies, in addition to pictures demonstrating Aikido thoughts, the e-book additionally deals a heritage of Aikido, own anecdotes concerning the Founder, and translations of numerous of his lectures.

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Three typical questions from a student and the instructor’s possible reaction: Relevant question He answers. Non-relevant question Postpone the answer until later if the response would take too long and would hold up the class. Provocative and problematic questions Make clear who is in charge of the class . 16 09:49 WHAT MAKES A GOOD KRAV MAGA INSTRUCTOR? 47 Troubleshooting or an Emergency There are students who want to challenge the instructor. Some do it gently just once, others want to test the instructor again and again.

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Furthermore, one believes he is capable of protecting himself and others in an emergency. Ideally he has already proven this in a real situation. He can adapt to situations and people, and is in control of his teaching and the students in his class. 16 09:49 44 KRAV MAGA On top of that he constantly and continuously improves himself through his own Krav Maga training and remains open minded. Someone who stops training himself is not able to instruct others on an ongoing basis. , never cancels practice), have an authentic manner and a good presence during class, as well as the ability to conduct the same verbally and even completely non-verbally without being intrusive.

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