Aikido Weapons Techniques: The Wooden Sword, Stick and Knife of Aikido (Paperback)
Master the wooden weapons used in Aikido with this comprehensive martial arts training manual. Although aikido is often thought of as a nonviolent, noncompetitive martial art, the use of weapons was introduced by the art's founder O'Sensei Morihei Ueshiba. In fact, aikido techniques that use wooden weapons can enrich all aspects of your practice, helping you to understand both basic and advanced aikido technical tactics as well as conceptual strategies and skills. Building on the authors' belief that no empty-hand system is complete without weapons training, Aikido Weapons Techniques: The Wooden Sword, Stick, and Knife of Aikido demonstrates weapon use both as a training tool to better illustrate aikido principles, and as a self-defense against weapon attacks. It focuses on the three primary weapons used in aikido:
- Ken--the wooden sword
- Jo--the wooden staff
- Tanto--the wooden knife
About the Author
Phong Thong Dang holds a sixth-degree black belt in Aikido, a sixth-degree black belt in Taekwondo, a fifth-degree black belt in Judo, and an eighth-degree black belt in Vietnamese Shaolin Kungfu. 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, 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.