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Aikido and Dynamic Sphere: An Illustrated Introduction by  Oscar  Adele; Ratti - Hardcover - Later Printing - 1999 - from after-words bookstore and

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Aikido and Dynamic Sphere: An Illustrated Introduction

by Westbrook, Adele; Ratti, Oscar

Condition: Good -/No Jacket

New York, NY: Charles E. Tuttle, 1999. 375pp. Index. Stated Fort-eighth printing, 1999. Original grey cloth covered boards. Copiously illustrated with B/W drawn instructional drawings. Aikido neutralizes aggression and renders attackers harmless without injuring them. By controlling body position and understanding its simple physical premises, anyone-regardless of size, strength or weight-can fend off attacks using this sophisticated martial art. This classic text reveals the secrets which enable the stunning displays of physical control practiced in Aikido. Further, it delves into the ethical intention requisite for successful aikido, and enables its readers to harmonize their vital powers-both mental and physical-into the disciplined practice of this elegant martial art. Two fold-outs. Pages are clean (no writing, underlining, or highlighting) but beginning to yellow with age. Binding a bit loose due to foldouts but pages are secure. Covers are scuffed/finger soiled with light blue markings. Head/heel of spine are dented, edges have some minor denting as well. Corners rubbed. This is not a remainder or ex-library. No previous owner markings. Nice copy. . Later Printing. Hard Cover. Good -/No Jacket. Illus. by Ratti, O.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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