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The Physics Of Forces In Aikido: Making The Weak Equal To The Strong
By Jearl Walker

The grace that aikido requires is not easily conveyed, but each technique can be broken into components that can be examined in terms of classical physics.

Effective Aikido: Defense & Wrist Technique Against A Middle Punch
By Roy Y. Suenaka Sensei and Christopher Watson

Although Aikido is often translated as the way of spiritual harmony it can be an effective method of self-defense.

Effective Aikido: Leading An Overhead Strike Into A Head Control Technique and Throw
By Roy Suenaka and Christopher Watson

No other technique in aikido demonstrates so well the inherent philosophy of spiritual and physical harmony than the technique that aikido practitioners call a breath throw - kokyu-nage.

Aikido in the Postwar Years: 1946-1956
By Stanley Pranin

Aikido practitioners may be knowledgeable about its founder, Morihei Ueshiba, but many are not aware of the other early pioneers who contributed to its growth.

Viewpoint: Morihei Ueshiba: The Saint Kicks Butt
By Herb Borkland

At a time that we are looking to find spiritual new warriors in esoteric new models we only need look at films of an 80-year-old Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of aikido, who demonstrates aikido's ideal of how power is based on technique, the perfection of form and not muscular power.

Aikido: Dichotomy between the Martial and Spiritual
By Alister Gillies

Aikido is a relatively modern martial art that tacitly acknowledges links with its Koryu arts (Japanese classical warrior arts and their derivatives ) but infused with a new spirit.

Kata Training and Aikido
By Diane Skoss

While most aikido practitioners are confused when I tale about kata in relation to teaching technique in the art Tomiki Kenji. the founder of Tomiki aikido thought that it was a valuable teaching tool and incorporated it into his system.

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