Aikido Tradition & the Competitive Edge

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Aikido has spread steadily over the years and today is known all over the world. This success is due to the exceptional Aikido techniques Morihei Ueshiba and the efforts of many followers, including Kenji Tomiki. This book is a translation of the Japanese-language textbook written to every school of aikido by Fumiaki Shishida and Tetsuro Nariyama Shihans and published in 1985. In 1997, Nariyama Shihan instigated the formation of a team to accomplish the formidable task of translating the book. This edition is the result, and includes the photographs and diagrams from the Japanese edition.

In their 1985 introduction, the authors wrote "Each aikido school establishes its own organisation and makes efforts to develop Aikido independently. The founders of all the schools train under Ueshiba and learnt almost the same techniques, so why did they establish their own schools? It is because of the many differences between each school, such as how they interpret techniques, the way they apply the techniques, or how they define the goals of mental training. This individuality makes the Aikido world active.

.. We would feel amply rewarded for our efforts if this book helps instructors and beginners of all schools to see aikido from various points of view. We hope every school will help each other through bantu aigo no seishin -the spirit universal kindness (Ueshiba)."

Aikido Classes

  • London Aikido - Canada Water >

    Canada Water

    Silverlock Tenants Hall
    Warndon Street,
    SE16 2SB

    Classes are held on

    Monday 6:45pm - 7:45pm - Aiki-Kids
    Monday 8pm - 9:30pm - Adults
    Tuesday 7pm - 8:30pm - Adults
    Tuesday 8:30pm - 10:00pm - Adults
    Wednesday 6:45pm - 7:45pm - Aiki-Kids
    Wednesday 8pm - 9:30pm - Adults
    Thursday 7pm - 8:30pm - Adults
    Thursday 8:30pm - 10pm - Adults
    Saturday 10am - 10:30am - Adults
    Saturday 10:30am - 12:30pm - Adults

  • London Aikido - London Bridge >

    Tokei Martial Arts Centre

    28 Magdalen Street,
    Off Tooley Street,
    SE1 2EN

    Sunday Morning 9am to 11am

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