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Ukemi: For Aikido and other Martial Arts is designed to help make your practice of Aikido safer and more enjoyable. The more you embrace the principles of falling, the more you will improve your abilities in Aikido. Ukemi: For Aikido and Other Martial Arts offers a step-by-step instruction on the most common falls including backward rolls, forward rolls and breakfalls/highfalls. Bruce Bookman, 5th Degree Black Belt and Chief Instructor of the Seattle Holistic Center teaches falling techniques that can be adapted to any style of Aikido. Progress quickly and learn ways to avoid injuries with this clear presentation of Ukemi. Bookman Sensei discusses his philosophical interpretation of falling with the context of Aikido training. These insights give the Aikido practitioner a better understanding of the purpose behind training.
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Bookman has done a fine job of covering the beginning aikidokas training. This tape will benefit both instructors and students. -- Aikido Journal Vol. 22, #1 1995
Helpful to beginning and advanced students, it takes a broad view of this most important subject. I highly recommend it! -- Frank Doran, 6th Dan-Aikido West Dojo Redwood City, CA
This primer on Ukemi successfully breaks down the process of falling into its simplest terms. -- Richard Stickles, 5th Dan-Chief instructor Schools of NJ.
This video gives emphasis to important aspects of falling, helping to improve Aikido technique. It's an excellent presentation of Ukemi. -- Yoshimitsu Yamada, 8th Dan- Chairman, U.S. Aikido Federation
Bruce Bookman, Aikido Master with a 6th degree black belt, has taught aikido for more than 25 years, and is trained in various forms of meditation. These are both internal disciplines through which people rediscover their innate power and wisdom. As Chief instructor at the Seattle Holistic Center, Bookman Sensei integrates the traditional aspects of aikido he learned during his years training in Japan with his rich background in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and the healing arts including meditation, Feldenkrais, and Yoga.
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