Aikido Basics - Phong Thong Dang - Book
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Aikido Basics - Phong Thong Dang - Book

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In 'Aikido Basics', the beginning student will find invaluable advice and information for the study of this popular form of martial arts. Martial Arts Hall
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In 'Aikido Basics', the beginning student will find invaluable advice and information for the study of this popular form of martial arts. Martial Arts Hall of Fame inductee, Dang Phong, shares his secrets to building a successful training program, testing for belt promotion, and understanding and developing Ki, the energy used in aikido. Whether you're considering taking up this martial art, or you've already started, 'Aikido Basics' offers an easy, yet comprehensive introduction to everything you need to know to feel confident and be successful. You'll learn about: * The origins of aikido: philosophy, history, and different styles * What really happens in an aikido class: invaluable tips on choosing the right school, getting ready for your first class, and basic training methods * The essential elements: stances, strikes, grabs, throws, and pins * How to complement your aikido training: with ki exercises, multiple person training, and freestyle exercises * Effective ways to succeed in aikido: create a training program, test for belt promotion, and participate in competitions and tournaments * Resources that can help you further develop your aikido training

Phong Thong Dang

Phong Thong Dang holds a sixth degree black belt in aikido, a sixth degree black belt in tae kwon do, a fifth degree black belt in judo, and an eighth degree black belt in Vietnamese Shaolin kung fu. The World Martial Arts Hall of Fame inducted Dang twice: once for his expertise in aikido and again for his lifelong dedication to the martial arts. He has been in the martial arts for over fifty years and currently teaches in southern California. PART 1 INTRODUCTION 1. The History of Aikido 2. The Philosophy of Aikido 3. The Different Branches of Aikido PART 2: GETTING STARTED 4. Choosing the Right School 5. Clothing and Equipment 6. Your First Class 7. Safety PART 3: LEARNING THE BASICS 8. Basic Principles 9. Stances and Footwork 10. Strikes 11. Grabs 12. Throwing Techniques 13. Locking and Pinning Techniques PART 4: APPLYING THE BASICS 14. Ki Development 15. Randori and Jiyu waza PART 5: THE TRAINING SESSION 16. Warming Up 17. How to Participate in a Workout 18. Mental Training 19. Self Defense PART 6: MAKING PROGRESS 20. Setting a Goal and Setting Up a Training Program 21. Testing for Belt Promotion 22. Demonstrations Glossary • Resources
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