The concepts of "Ki" as taught in Ki Society Aikido schools is not easy for westerners to comprehend. Outside of the writings of the founder, Koichi Tohei Sensei, it is hard to find an available or readable book which explains Ki to westerners. This book presents step-by-step instructions and detailed illustrations of ki exercises and testing technique. It teaches the internal secrets of Aikido and other martial arts; the relationship between mind and body, body and spirit; and a rationale for positive, creative living.
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C.M. Shifflett has been a geologist and researcher, giving her the background to investigate martial arts. She is also the author of Aikido: Exercises for Teaching and Training and Surviving Martial Arts. In addition, she is an expert on pressure-point therapy and myofascial release techniques with regard to martial arts trauma.Review:
"A test's great value is that it lets you know what you do not know, and saves the embarrassment and danger of learning it later in life. Tests in this handy little book go even farther. It is the greatest advance in testing since the first Unbendable Arm."
- Jay Gluck, Author, Zen Combat
"I am thrilled with it. I will make extensive use of it, especially teaching in the dojo. This is certainly the best book I have read on the subject -- so much good sense, so many helpful exercises. Great drawings!"
- Rev. Bill Bickford, Kingston Ki Aikido
"Not just 'do this' exercises, but class 'experiments'—try this and see what happens. Then try this and compare results. The reader is invited to explore just what Ki can do in casual, simple situations. I think this text will prove to be invaluable to beginners, advanced students, teachers, and everyone in between."
- E. Izawa
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Book Description Round Earth Publishing, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0965342530
Book Description Round Earth Publishing, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110965342530
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