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Aikido From A To Z: Jo - Wooden Stick

Aikido From A To Z: Jo - Wooden Stick

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This DVD in the continuing educational series, Aikido from A to Z, shows basic techniques with the Jo a wooden stick which is a traditional weapon of the Japanese martial arts and an essential part of Aikido. The techniques demonstrated include Sabaki, Jo-Suburi, Jo-Waza, and Jo-Dori. Each will be combined with the various attacking styles of Aikido. This way, beginners and advanced students will get a comprehensive introduction for the handling of a Jo. Across the educational DVD series, Aikido from A to Z, Grand Master Reiner Brauhardt (8th Dan Aikido, Kyoshi) offers widespread training of all aspects of Aikido. Starting with the first steps, the viewer is led to the multi-variant techniques with and without weapons. Reiner Brauhardt is one of the most famous Aikido-Masters in Europe. As a pioneer of Aikido in Germany he started with this martial art more than 40 years ago. Since 1985 he has been a professional aikido-instructor and runs an aikido-school in Siegen. Aikido is a Japanese martial art that steadily becomes more popular worldwide. It was founded by Morihei Ueshiba at the beginning of the 20th century. Aikido includes elements of different Japanese martial arts, next to weaponless techniques the use of sword and stick is a significant component of Aikido. Aikido is absolutely defensive and likewise a highly effective method of self-defense. In Aikido it's not about strength facing strength. The Aikidoka rather uses the attacker's energy to incapacitate him by applying throw and lever techniques. The attacker gets effectively controlled without being hurt. Aikido equally trains body and mind.

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