In Aikido Basics, the beginning student will find invaluable advice and information for the study of this popular form of martial arts. Martial Arts Hall of Fame inductee, Dang Phong, shares his secrets to building a successful training program, testing for belt promotion, and understanding and developing Ki, the energy used in aikido. The author incorporates a discussion of aikido’s origin, its history and philosophical underpinnings, and an explanation of the different branches of aikido.
50 black & white photographs.
Lynn Seiser currently holds the rank of Nidan (second degree black belt) in Tenshinkai Aikido under Sensei Dang Phong.
Sensei Dang Phong holds a sixth degree black belt in aikido, a sixth degree black belt in tae kwon do, a fifth degree black belt in judo, and an eighth degree black belt in Vietnamese Shaolin Kung Fu....