Posted 2016-04-22 10:36:43 by Ken Jeremiah
News URL: http://www.amazon.com/Atemi-Lightnin...eywords=atemi+
A new book by Walther von Krenner, a direct student of O-Sensei (Ueshiba Morihei) Atemi: The Thunder and Lightning of Aikido is the most comprehensive text on striking in Aikido, and it begins with the notion that strikes should not be disregarded in modern dojo; the founder himself said that Aikido is 75 percent strikes. The book explores the mistaken yet common notion of atemi as a secondary aspect of Aikido, and argues that such an idea is incorrect, since O-Sensei's own teachings reveal that striking is the very core of the art.
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