AIKIDO nici na w for Life ww. *****. PROVER. Gaku Homma. North Atlantic Books , Berkeley, California. Nippon Kan, Denver, Colorado. WR. Aikido Nippon Kan Dojo and Founder Gaku Homma Sensei Aikido Volume 1, Aikido for Life, Children and the Martial Arts: An Aikido Point of View, and Aikido. Gaku Homma’s in-depth study of the relationship between Japanese Aikido for Life Published by North Atlantic Publishing, Berkeley, California;

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Loved the no nonsense approach and the complete lack of pseudoscience. The author gives various examples to relate Aikido to the everyday life. According to Homma, at the age of 14, he was sent by his father to train in Iwama under aikido founder Ueshiba Morihei.

How can you fight someone or defend yourself from an enemy, if you are your own enemy. Master Homma also explains Seiza.

So, the book tries to explain that the front is where the opponent or a danger is. There is a touch of historical explanation about the techniques as well as why it is still practiced today.

Aikido For Life

Jun 09, Travis rated it really liked it Shelves: Homma Sensei has instructed Aikido in over 35 aikkido and is world renowned for his mastery of Aikido and his personal historical perspective on the Founder Ueshiba.

Llife dojo has grown into the largest aikido dojo in the Rocky Mountain region and is well known for its international uchi-deshi program. Including my studies in Japan, I have been practicing Aikido for more than 50 years. Before World War II Aikido was restricted to the elite and practiced by military leaders, Imperial dignitaries and top executives.

AHAN activities have included sending computers and aid to an orphanage in Mongolia, supporting a sick aikido student in Nicaragua, and assisting dojo in Turkey and Brazil haku charitable fundraising efforts. At that time, Aikido was a new martial art.

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Although the study of Kenjutsu and Aikido have long been associated, this is the first book in which actual Aikido techniques are related to technique sequences used with the sword.


Jonathon Griffin rated it really liked it Jan 22, I’ll refer to it often. I founded Aikido Nippon Kan in as an independent dojo. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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Well, I was not interested and exciting while reading this book. Oct 23, Carlos rated it it was amazing Recommended homm Carlos by: This is a good source of info for beginners and those with experience. They are used to be able to move in different directions.

There are some philosophical aspects as well as techniques. Sure I have read books that are small with a lot of meaning, but this one is trying to jump between the theory and techniques. The book explains why there is such a position. How can one explain to you something that you can not see? Preview — Aikido for Life by Gaku Homma.

Recommended, but not very highly. Instead, I studied Aikido independently. An Aikido Point of View. Format Even though there are no pictures, there are illust The author of this book, Master Gaku Homma, studied under the founder of Aikido himself Morihei Ueshiba and his son. Timothy Mcguire rated it really liked it Mar 08, How can parents make an intelligent decision?

It is not a static art, but places great emphasis on motion and dynamics of movement. Steve rated it liked it Mar 25, The recipes are clear and easy to follow and include helpful illustrations.

Andrew rated it really liked it Nov 16, Why did I rate this book poorly or should I say less then usual? Used it as my manual ho,ma my years of teaching Aikido to children. An Hmma Point of View explains how Aikido training for children differs from the kind of training offered by other, non-Aikido styles of martial arts schools.

He has been involved in Aikido movement in Japan and is now teaching Aikido in Denver. Content This book explains a sort of a controversial look on Ki. An Aikido Point of View. I also served as his last live-in student. He has practiced under Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido, as well as other taku instructors.

Common terms and phrases actions acupressure aihanmi katatetori Aikido class Aikido exercises Aikido movements Aikido practice Aikido techniques Aikido training attitude back roll become beep beginning students body movements bokken bubbles calm child course daily defender demonstrator direction dojo easily enemy energy exhalation extend face fall feel Figure fists footwork four different attacks fried rice front Gaku Homma akido grabbing happens ikkyo undo important individuals inhale instructor Iriminage Undo Japanese martial art Judo katatetori shihonage knife live look martial artist martial arts training mind mistakes mountain move NIPPON NIPPON KAN open hands open your hands partner person position positive mind practice Aikido previous technique problem push realize right hand rowing exercise Shiatsu shihan sit in seiza situation smoothly starting step stretching exercises sweat teaching tell tend tenkan undo tense things throw turn ukemi understand whetstone.


Thousands of students have benfitted from Gaku Homma’s form of dynamic Homm.

Do we bow to the master, flags or the wall? Master Homma is also a founder of Nippon Kan, a none-profit organization, which is designed to introduce American public to Aikido and Japanese culture. Thousands of students have benfitted fr A teacher’s guide for instructing beginners of Aikido–this book appeals to the new beginner and experienced student alike.

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Mark Murray rated it liked it Apr 09, I did enjoy not only the simple way in which Homma Sensei explains Aikido and it movements, but also the connections between the forms of Aikido and its extension out of the dojo.

Overall the book is not bad and might be interesting to some, but for me even a small book lie this one was dragging on and on. Views Read Edit View history. In the older days the guest or the inferior would sit in that position in front of the host or a master to enforce the sign of respect. There is a very interesting explanation about Seiza that I just wanted to go into for a moment.