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Aikido, while uniquely beautiful among the martial arts, is also deceptively powerful, effective, and efficient. Dedicated practitioners know that advanced training means not only striving to master techniques, but also developing a deeper understanding of the history, philosophy, and concepts at the core of this martial art.
In Advanced Aikido, Phong Thong Dang and Lynn Seiser present an in-depth look at the complete art of Aikido-from the underlying theories that drive the techniques and strategies to advise on mastering the throws and locks fundamental to the art. Chapters include:
- An in-depth look at the origins and philosophies of Aikido
- Discussion on utilizing ki to improve effectiveness
- Examination of fundamental theories and concepts essential to understanding Aikido
- Advanced techniques including throws and locks, counters and reversals, and combinations
- Effective strategies and skills for self-defense
With over 400 illustrations and detailed instructions from one of the leading teachers in the field, even the most experienced practitioners can benefit from the lessons in this book.
About the Authors
PHONG THONG DANG holds a sixth degree black belt aikido, a sixth degree black belt n tae kwon do, a fifth degree black belt in judo, and an eighth degree black belt in Vietnamese Shaolin kung fu. The World Martial Arts Hall of Fame inducted Phong twice: once for his expertise in aikido and again for his lifelong dedication to the martial arts. He has been featured in Karate Illustrated, Aikido Journal, Aikido Today magazine, Martial Arts and Combat Sports, and Black Belt. He has practiced martial arts for over fifty years and currently teaches in southern California.
LYNN SEISER is an internationally respected psychotherapist, consultant, and trainer. Seiser has over three decades of martial arts training and experience. He currently holds the rank of Sandan (third degree black belt) in Tenshinkai aikido under Sensei Phong Thong Dang.
Softcover. 214 pp.