Aikido: Coordination of Mind and Body for Self Defence by Koichi Tohei

By Koichi Tohei

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

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In Photo 8, though A keeps the arm at the same angle, B will discover that the arm is unbendable as though it were an iron bar. If B tries harder, A can smile with confidence as he watches B since he does not need to put any greater strength inlo his arm. 6 This shows the effect of mind over body. Photo 5, shows reliance on the strength of a man's arm: Photo 6 shows reliance on physical strength plus mental power. You now understand that physical strength plus mcnlal power create~ extraordinary strength.

Mind and body must be coordinated and in order to coordinall; mind and body this Seika·No-llll'n or the one poin! must be understood. In AIKIDO. it is absolutely necessary to understand the one point, or real AIKIDO arts cannot be understood. Why then this emphasis on the one point? Sounds have sound W:lves. and light has light waves. No one will deny that sound and light waves have power. s. The mind has mind waves. The constant functioning of the cerebrum and cerebellum in man generates these mind waves.

But there is discord in the realm of relative truth. with Nature. AIKIDO l$ in accord Lei us suppose that there is a sleep mountain as yel unconquered. Though many have tried to reach its summit, only :l few have even reached half way. Some lost their way; some lost their lives, but many fortunately returned without mishap. Then came a man of iron will, intrepidily, delermmation and cool contemplation. With inflexible spirit and knowledge of Ihe mountain based on Ihe experience of his predecessors.

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