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Aikido – the peaceful martial art
for personal development

by Dirk Kropp, Christina Barandun

This book invites you to discover the Japanese martial art of aikido as a path towards personal development and explains its philosophy. Aikido training unites healthy exercise, natural weight training, the art of self-defence, meditation in motion, exercises for concentration, stress management and serenity as well as character development and awareness training. Aikido turns the knowledge of ancient martial arts and Zen spiritual paths into a modern and useful exercise of peace that anyone can practise in their daily life – life-enriching right through to old age.

240 pages, 20 photos, 2009
Kösel-Verlag, Munich