the Basic principle of Aikido is the unification with the enemy, allowing you to anticipate his intentions and turn his every move for profit. This principle gave the name Aikido: AI or Awase means the merger, the term Ki in the East mean all that surrounds us, Ki is a spirit that fills everything around us, Until it's way, way, method by which you implement their plans. Otherwise, Aikido is the Way of unity with everything around.
Martial art of Aikido
Aikido is a modern Japanese martial art created by Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969).. It is unique as a martial art, in which special attention is paid to the ethical principles embodied in the application of its techniques. Although Morihei Ueshiba began operations more than twenty years before the Second World war, it is considered that this art was developed in its modern form in peacetime. Technical Aikido roots grow mainly from Daito-ryu Aikijutsu. This art emerged, in turn, from a variety of traditions that are passed among warriors of the Aizu clan.
the curriculum of Daito-ryu was modernized and distributed by Sokaku Takeda in the late nineteenth century and is reputed to have taught approximately thirty thousand people. Morihei Ueshiba was one of the top students Takagi, and its success contributed to the revival of interest in the school of Daito-ryu. Ueshiba was also influenced, Onisaburo, DEGUCHI (1871-1948.), heads of religious movements Omoto-Kyo. The founder of Aikido has absorbed much of the teachings of Omoto-Kyo, and the vision of Morihei Ueshiba Universe in dynamic harmony close to the principles of this religion. Since the early 1950s there has been a steady increase in the popularity of Aikido in Japan and abroad. Ueshiba Sensei, who by that time was already over seventy, was not a major participant in the postwar dissemination of Aikido. The credit for the rapid spread of this art is, above all, such individuals as Koichi Tohei, Gozo Shioda, Minoru's Mochizuki, Kenji Tomiki, Morihiro Saito and Ueshiba Kisshomaru. These Central figures are also responsible for the development today the main styles of Aikido.
a Little about the basics of Aikido
the older a person gets, the more weakened his muscles, the harder it is for him to do the movement, lift and push anything. Besides, for anybody not a secret that there was a limit to physical strength, whatever her develop. But in Aikido is its source. For example, Sensei Ueshiba found called his breath. In essence, all based on natural principles: if the person uses force against you, you answered just absorb it, so you do not need to exert any effort. What else teaches Aikido?
- full body
In this kind of combat, usually involving not any one particular group of muscles and the whole body. The whole body must be narrowly focused, some part of the body must move in unison with the others. In Aikido techniques all the power is generated exclusively at the expense of this energy.
the Merging of rhythm, breathing, and susceptibility
the Rhythm of your movements — a direct result of how you breathe. It must be remembered that the power of the breath is something derived from own personal experiences. What you need to learn how to master breathing? To concentrate Your focused force, which You can send to the opponent.
Art of balance
Applicable to Aikido often use the term ""Ki". What does it mean? we Can say that Ki is the art of balance.
It is not only the right strut of the center line of the body, breath, rhythm, etc., but primarily the state, when reaching higher perfect balance. The art of balance is also often called the art of harmonization - the ability to feel the rhythm, coordination, strength and condition partner. This ability to "see" and "feel" energy is the main key objective of Aikido.
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