Ki in Aikido, Second Edition

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Ki in Aikido, Second Edition

A Sampler of Ki Exercises

Author: C. M. Shifflett

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Ki represents the life force behind the Japanese martial art of aikido. To aikidoists ki is the universal spirit present in all things, and it can also be compared to the Hebrew Ruach and the Greek Pneuma, meaning “smoke,” “wind,” or “spirit.”

The book includes extensively illustrated step-by-step instructions of ki exercises and test techniques that will show readers:
• The internal secrets of aikido and other martial arts
• The relationship between mind, body, and spirit
• A testable rationale for positive, creative living

This new edition expands the original chapters on breathing and meditation with additional information on modern biofeedback and the science of breath.

The Foreword is by the late George Simcox, Chief Instructor, Virginia Ki Society.


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About the Author

C.M. Shifflett is the author of Ki in Aikido: A Sampler of Ki Exercises and other works on Aikido and martial arts. A student of the late George Simcox and other teachers of the Virginia Ki Society, she has studied Aikido for over 20 years. She lives in Pennsylvania.

Reviews/Press Quotes

"A test's great value is that it lets you know what you do not know, and saves the embarrassment and danger of learning it later in life. Tests in this handy little book go even farther. It is the greatest advance in testing since the first Unbendable Arm."
—Jay Gluck, Author, Zen Combat

"I am thrilled with it. I will make extensive use of it, especially teaching in the dojo. This is certainly the best book I have read on the subject --so much good sense, so many helpful exercises. Great drawings!"
—Rev. Bill Bickford, Kingston Ki Aikido

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