The content in this special two-volume Via Media anthology details the many facets of aikido as it was formulated by Morihei Ueshiba (1883–1969)—O-Sensei, the great teacher. Each chapter in this Via Media book contributes to a piece of the aikido puzzle by providing historical details, insightful technical drills (bare handed and with weapons), and components that have flavored this art with a spiritual essence.
Aikido: O’Sensei’s Sublime Synthesis, Vol. 1
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- Aikido: Its Philosophy and Application, by A. Drengson, Ph.D.
- Spiritual v.s. Martial Aikido: Explanation and Reconcilation, by C. Watson, B.A.
- The Martial Yen: American Participation in the Aikido Tradition, by Andrew Crawford, M.A.
- Use of the Knife and Short Staff in Aikido Training, by Kimberley Taylor, M.Sc.
- Toward a Semiosis of the Martial Arts: Aikido as a Symbolic Form of Communication, by E. Grossman, J.D.
- Aikido Kokyunage: The Sublime & the Practical, by Roy Suenaka & Christopher Watson, B.A.
- Energy Projection in Aikido Wrist Techniques, by B. Ward, B.A.
- Aikido’s Armlock (ude-gatame) Technique: What Tissues are Affected?, by G. Olson, M.Sc., M. Cook, B.S., & L. Brooks, Ph.D.
- Culture, Training, and Perception of the Martial Arts: Aikido’s Example, by C. Jeffrey Dykhuizen, Ph.D.
- Ukemiwaza: The Art of Attacking in Aikido, by K. Taylor, M.Sc.
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