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By Koichi Tohei

ISBN-10: 028550195X

ISBN-13: 9780285501959

Aikido is in strict accord with the legislation of nature and offers a impressive co-ordination of psychological and actual states. each circulation calls for consistent perform and excellent co-ordination. This booklet explains intimately Aikidos guiding spirit and the fifty easy ideas.

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R somebody pushes him by the shoulder, he continues to concentrate his mind on the onc point. He thinks neither :lbout being pushed nor about the one who pushes him. He concentrates only on the one point. Anyone who tries this cltperimcnt will rcadily undcrstand. In the case of Photo 1, thc person standing appears very strong and he himself may feel strong, but in reality, he can be moved by even a slight push. On the other hand, in Pboto 2, you see one who appears not to be exerting strength and he himself feels weak, yet he stands firmly a~ if reinforced by steel.

He concentrates only on the one point. Anyone who tries this cltperimcnt will rcadily undcrstand. In the case of Photo 1, thc person standing appears very strong and he himself may feel strong, but in reality, he can be moved by even a slight push. On the other hand, in Pboto 2, you see one who appears not to be exerting strength and he himself feels weak, yet he stands firmly a~ if reinforced by steel. Photo I shows an effect of phySical strength. and Photo 2 shows stability of mind. To keep the mind stable requires concentration of mind on the center of the lower abdom:n, and 1 shall explain this mattcr in the next section.

The right leg should be strelched easily to the rear. Test A. S his halld against )'our bent wrist and pushes it back toward )'our shoulder. II )'our Ki has been e:l:tellded right up to the wrist and )'our one point remains unmored, the instructor ldll 1I0t be able to push )'OU backward. Test B. Your instructor pushes )'our hips from lwhind. I} )'ou are in the correct position as in Test A, )'ou will be \'ery strollg and will not be mored easily. II. AI count Two, draw back your hips, at the same time pulling back your wrists to your hips.

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