Aikido Exercises for Teaching and Training by C. M. Shifflett

By C. M. Shifflett

C.M. Shifflett's "Aikido for instructing and Training," is a thoughfully crafted instruction manual that are meant to profit any Aikido practicioner. i personally am essentially a Shaolin Kung Fu stylist, despite the fact that, i used to be commemorated to have studied with Shihan Paul Silvaine of Valley Aikido in Northhampton Massachusetts among 1985 and 1989. The Aikido that he taught me used to be inspiring to claim the least, and its round nature blends completely with either Kung Fu and Tai Chi method. This e-book has helped me to re-ignite his teachings, and allowed me to renew perform in Aikido. there's an awesome abundance of data inside of this ebook, and several other readings will probably be essential to glean the entire treasure locked inside of its pages. The illustrations are sufficient, yet at times, i presumed few extra pictures might were acceptable. I consider a number of the different posters that the testimonials have been frequently either funny and becoming, yet now and then i discovered them over the top, and anxiously learn on for extra of the Author's specialist guideline. sustain the great paintings! thumbs up!Sincerely,Erik D.J. O'BrienThe Drums of Doom: half 2 of The Duaredheim employees Saga

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This peaked at one of the most turbulent times in Japanese history, the Warring States period (1467–1568) where rival warlords, or daimyo, vied to conquer and eventually rule over a united Japan. This was a period where loyalty to one’s overlord was often conveniently flouted in favor of personal advancement, and alliances and promises of fealty were broken as often as they were made. It was a volatile era in which the rise or demise of a great daimyo, his ie (“house”) and its members was only a treacherous back-stab away.

Lafleur, Awesome Nightfall: The Life, Times, and Poetry of Saigyo, p. 653 14 See the timeline for a chronological list of events outlining the history of the Saga domain from the time of the Ryūzōji clan and the transition to the Nabeshima clan. 15 Olivier Ansart, “Embracing Death: Pure will in Hagakure,” Early Modern Japan: An Interdisciplinary Journal v. 18, (2010): pp. 17 How far away from the wretched world, Are the mountain cherry trees? 21 It is lamentable that such learning has been neglected of late.

THE HAGAKURE PHENOMENON Properly titled Hagakure-kikigaki (literally “Dictations given hidden by leaves”), Hagakure is now one of the most famous treatises on bushido. Completed in 1716, the content consists of approximately 1,300 vignettes and contemplations of varying lengths, divided into 11 books. It covers the people, history, and traditions of the Saga domain3 in the southern Japanese island of Kyushu, and also records anecdotes about warriors from other provinces. Although some of the content is abstract in nature, the pages are filled with engaging stories about the feats of individual samurai and the maelstrom of retainership, premised by a balance of insanity and equanimity, rather than a convoluted philosophical discourse.

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