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Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Martial Arts, Tai Chi and Aikido : A Practical Guide to the Martial Arts of Tae Kwando, Karate, Ju-Jitsu, Judo, Kung Fu, Kendo, Iado and Shinto Ryu with a Special Focus on Tai Chi and Aikidoby Goodman, Fay
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This comprehensive sourcebook is the ultimate resource for the martial arts enthusiast, or those taking their first steps into self-defence training. The journey into martial arts begins with an exploration of each discipline, focusing on the history, philosophy and basic etiquette and offering practical step-by-step instruction in the exercises and techniques which make each art form unique. This overview is followed by step-by-step teaching plans for two of the most respected martial arts, t'ai chi and aikido. The history and theory behind each discipline are examined, emphasizing a spiritual approach as well as a physical commitment. Information on preparation and warm-up sequences is given, and guides to the basic postures, movements, techniques and applications of t'ai chi and aikido are demonstrated by expert practitioners.