The Aiki Singularity

The Aiki Singularity Author S. E. Meredith
ISBN-10 1541122313
Year 2016-12-17
Pages 154
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

The commanding heights of genius in any field seem remote, but it is written: What man has done, man can do. THE AIKI SINGULARITY is an analytical probe into the common foundation of internal power conditioning that connects the unearthly martial skills of peerless Japanese martial arts phenomenon Sagawa Yukiyoshi (1902-1998) to the legendary internal masters of 19th century China. THE AIKI SINGULARITY deconstructs and reassembles the hidden energy that unites all internal martial arts training, and teaches radically simple experiential methods for understanding and maximizing the universal power. Key movements and essential insights from Tai Chi, Xing Yi, Daito Ryu Aiki-Jujutsu and other arts are assembled into three exceptionally effective regimens of internal conditioning. Each regimen consists of a primary drill and a cluster of related supplemental extensions that deepen and massively intensify the energy experience of each. The work is supported by voluminous references to the writings and teachings of legendary old-time masters of the internal arts. Is this an 'advanced' book? Yes and No. Yes - in the simple sense that some terminology from prior works is used - though everything is explained as needed here too. No - in the most important sense that you can do every drill in this book without any background in other materials, in fact, without any background in energy martial arts at all. The drills are profound in their effects but extremely simple, safe, and pleasant to perform. There are no long sequences of memorized movements, and the drills do not require a large practice space, a long time commitment, or any special equipment and clothing. They can be performed by anybody of any degree of athletic ability - including none whatsoever. But despite their simplicity and ease, they will develop your internal energy fundamentals more deeply, strongly and quickly than many full systems that require decades of expensive, onerous drudgery. This book will be a revelation for students of Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Aikido, or Kung Fu and for anybody else who is seeking an adventure of inner exploration and power enhancement. Table of Contents Introduction The ARC Model The AIKI Enigma The AIKI Training Condition The ARC Drills ACCUMULATE Core Drill: Relaxation Santishi Inner Activation Hips The Forward Arm Flow Hip Check REBOUND Core Drill: Grounding Cat Step Shiko (A) - Work Stages Cat Step Shiko (A) - Energetic Experience Cat Step Shiko (B) - Preliminaries Cat Step Shiko (B) - Method Cat Step Shiko (B) - Energetics The Daling Throttle Grip Forearm Pressure Mode The Short Fist Wave High Foot Raise Angled Leg Extension Friction Step Shiko Tai Chi Quiet Standing Opening Raise Hands Stepping Turn Repulse Monkey The AIKI Singularity CATCH Core Drill: Extension Bengquan External Mechanics Energetics Fist Closing Fist Angling Arrow Concept Bengquan Wheel NULLIFICATION Defensive Nullification Offensive Nullification Comeback Nullification Conclusion APPENDIX A: Jade Pillow APPENDIX B: Tai Chi Mahamudra Bibliography


Center Author Ron Meyer
ISBN-10 158394012X
Year 2000
Pages 111
Language en
Publisher Frog Books

Employing a question-and-answer format, Center: The Power of Aikido outlines the five elements of power that the aikido enthusiast must use to succeed, and it explains strategic applications of movement that give the practitioner the advantage. Moving beyond techniques and forms, this engaging, hands-on book explores the underlying dynamics of moving energy through the body and manipulating the energy of the aggressor.

The Transformative Power of Performance

The Transformative Power of Performance Author Erika Fischer-Lichte
ISBN-10 9781134047499
Year 2008-06-05
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Routledge

In this book, Erika Fischer-Lichte traces the emergence of performance as 'an art event' in its own right. In setting performance art on an equal footing with the traditional art object, she heralds a new aesthetics. The peculiar mode of experience that a performance provokes – blurring distinctions between artist and audience, body and mind, art and life – is here framed as the breeding ground for a new way of understanding performing arts, and through them even wider social and cultural processes. With an introduction by Marvin Carlson, this translation of the original Ästhetik des Performativen addresses key issues in performance art, experimental theatre and cultural performances to lay the ground for a new appreciation of the artistic event.


Juice Author Scott Meredith
ISBN-10 1478260696
Year 2012-09-08
Pages 334
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

JUICE Radical Taiji Energetics describes the entire process of generating maximal internal power (qi) through the slow motion martial art of Chinese Taijiquan (T'ai Chi Ch'uan). All aspects of cultivation and deployment of Taiji's spirit energy are described in accessible terms. This book explains that the great past Taiji masters were not pointing at mere physical structure or mechanical principles in their teachings. Rather, they have left us a legacy of ecstatic internal energy methods that are unwrapped, unraveled, and demystified in this book. The presentation is clear, engaging, and profound, and includes working solo, working with a partner, and mastering the Taiji sword. JUICE is an essential companion for anybody from the raw beginner to the long-term veteran practitioner or teacher of Taiji. Which feels better, crack cocaine or Taiji energy? Why is spirit power (not physical structure) Taiji's true engine of mastery? Whether you're a seasoned player or merely Tai-curious, JUICE will hand you the hidden master keys to TAIJI (T'ai Chi Ch'uan) Contents include: The BRUTE level of internal energy; Taiji's MISSING BASIC for universal energy permeation; The ARC OF STEEL for Taiji's Full Body Activation; The SURGE and the STATE; The real purpose and method of Taiji's PUSH-HANDS exercise; The TAILOR'S TOUCH for supreme sensitivity; YINJECTION and YINFUSION for power emission; The SHELL and its SPIKE, SLIDE, SLURP, and NUDGE power concepts; Taiji's energy meta-tool: the Chinese STRAIGHT SWORD; and much more. JUICE isn't a photo-sequence textbook, illustrating a set of dance poses. JUICE doesn't blandly re-parrot the arcane Chinese philosophy from which Taiji emerged. This book lays out the specific mental "settings" that super-charge any style of Taiji and explains how to use Taiji for personal energy cultivation - with effects that anyone can experience immediately. Whether you currently practice Taiji or you're just thinking of getting into it, you should read JUICE before taking another step.

The Complete Book of Yiquan

The Complete Book of Yiquan Author C S Tang
ISBN-10 9780857011725
Year 2015-03-21
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Singing Dragon

With detailed photographs and clear instruction for practice, this is the first book comprehensively to cover the history, development and training methods of this rarely taught esoteric internal martial art. The deceptively simple postures and movements of Yiquan are highly effective for achieving results for both health and combat, making it very appealing to martial artists, and Master Tang here reveals the secrets of a martial art still surrounded in mystery. He also provides a history of the origins and lineage of the Yiquan tradition, as well as detailed information on the stances and movements, weapons, and programs, grading and teaching. This complete guide to Yiquan will be essential for anyone interested in Yiquan or oriental martial and internal arts more generally.

Aiki Jujutsu

Aiki Jujutsu Author Cary Nemeroff
ISBN-10 9781847975706
Year 2013-06-30
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Crowood

Aiki-Jujutsu: Mixed Martial Art of the Samurai is essential reading for practitioners and instructors of mixed martial arts, the traditional Asian martial arts and those who seek to learn more about the techniques, philosophy and history of the fighting arts of the Samurai. Using easy to follow, step-by-step photography and text, 10th Dan Cary Nemeroff demonstrates how to perform the throws, hand strikes, grappling/groundwork manoeuvres, blocks, break-falls, kicks and sword-disarming techniques of the complete Aiki-Jujutsu system, including Kempo-Jutsu, Aiki-Jutsu and Ju-Jutsu. It also provides a concise history of the concepts and systems surrounding Aiki-Jujutsu's development, such as Budo and Bujutsu, enabling the practitioner to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the art. Essential reading for all practitioners and instructors of mixed martial arts. Covers the hand strikes, throws, kicks and sword-disarming techniques of the complete Aiki-Jujutsu system and provides a concise history of the concepts surrounding Aiki-Jujutsu's development, such as Budo and Bujutsu. Superbly illustrated with around 830 step-by-step photographs. Cary Nemeroff is a 10th Dan in Aiki-Jujutsu (Jujutsu) with thirty-five years of training to his credit.

Kung Fu Scholar Methods Internal Strikes In 100 Days

Kung Fu Scholar Methods  Internal Strikes In 100 Days Author Li Jung Yuen
ISBN-10 9781312538412
Year 2017-08-21
Language en
Publisher Lulu Press, Inc

Long ago in ancient China, there were old Kung fu masters who had miraculous skills. Even in their old age, when they struck back, it only took one hit and the enemy was dead. Now many centuries later we no longer see these skills. The basic martial skills once taught are ignored and more "modern" day training is used instead. If these new methods are better, then why does the modern martial artist not exhibit the same skills of the old masters? The answer is simple, they have no chi skills. In this book, Sifu Li tells you how to build chi. What herbs to take and the importance of sexual energy. Included is a 100 day plan to increase your internal energy or "chi" and learn the basics of internal striking methods.Also included how to make Dit Da Jow for training.


Atemi Author Walther von Krenner
ISBN-10 1943155194
Year 2016-03-23
Pages 230
Language en

Atemi: The Thunder and Lightning of Aikido revisits the source of the art by teaching the striking methods that made Ueshiba's techniques so effective. This is the most comprehensive text on striking in Aikido, and it begins with the notion that strikes should not be disregarded in modern dojo. It explores the common (yet mistaken) notion of atemi as a secondary aspect of Aikido, and argues that such an idea is incorrect, since O-Sensei's own teachings reveal that striking is the very core of the art. The authors describe through brilliant and specific examples and clear photographs, how atemi is used in Aikido pins and throws while still keeping with the physical philosophy of the art. The journey continues as they then demonstrate how Ueshiba Morihei and some of his most important students viewed atemi and technique as one, instead of separate aspects of the art. The text is divided into three sections: Shodan (beginner's level), Chudan (intermediate level), and Jodan (advanced level). The final chapters suggest ways that O-Sensei taught his students how to develop internal power, which can be channeled into Aikido's powerful strikes. Atemi: The Thunder and Lightning of Aikido presents a thorough explanation of O-Sensei's teachings and suggests that many practitioners have only scratched the surface of the art's true nature.

Essential Concepts of Tai Chi

Essential Concepts of Tai Chi Author William Ting
ISBN-10 9781503590199
Year 2015-07-31
Pages 168
Language en
Publisher Xlibris Corporation

IN Master Ting’s second book, he sets forth a far deeper path of discovery for the Tai Chi practitioner of every style and level. Master Ting describes and explains the Basic Foundational Principles normally shared only between the closed-door student and the Master under whom he studies. What makes this book stand out is the clarity of language and imagery used to explain concepts often misunderstood, or simply missing, due to translation difficulties and a reluctance to share this special knowledge with more than just a privileged few. He carefully presents, chapter by chapter, a blueprint of study which ultimately reveals the internal elements so often forgotten or overlooked by modern students. If you are looking for a Tai Chi book written in clear, understandable, and visual language that you will come back to again and again for advice and suggestions, this is that book. What Master Ting hopes to do is to make you the master of your own Tai Chi.

Aikido and Kuzushi

Aikido and Kuzushi Author Nick Waites
ISBN-10 1326415751
Year 2015-09-15
Pages 96
Language en

The Japanese word kuzushi literally means 'undermining' and in the context of martial arts it means destabilising and subsequently unbalancing an attacker as a precursor to the execution of a technique, whether a throw or an immobilisation. The term kuzushi is well-known in Judo circles but, although Aikido techniques also incorporate the use of kuzushi states, in the author's experience they are rarely identified explicitly by Aikido masters, even though observation reveals very clearly that they are utilising kuzushi states effectively. Awareness of kuzushi adds a new dimension to Aikido practice, giving it a rational basis for the effective execution of all techniques, and without relying at all on uke being passively compliant. This book identifies major kuzushi states and shows their implementation for a range of Aikido techniques.


Aikido Author Mitsugi Saotome
ISBN-10 0941736164
Year 2004-03-01
Pages 109
Language en
Publisher Arete Press (Claremont, CA)

Throughout, he offers his views on how Aikido's philosophy, which he learned as a disciple of the art's founder, applies to the basic questions of life.

Psychological Aikido

Psychological Aikido Author Mikhail Litvak
ISBN-10 1520418353
Year 2017-01-19
Pages 203
Language en

In life, the principles of psychology govern every human interaction. With psychological aikido one is able to maneuver through these interactions, dissipating any conflicts they may encounter along the way most optimally. Dr. Litvak organizes his knowledge and experience in the field into a wonderful manual anyone can use to become a practitioner of psychological aikido.Doctor Gelfand MD Psychiatry, Wadokai Aikido PractitionerAikido is a Japanese martial art that emphasises unified body and spirit, and was developed by Morihei Ueshiba in the 20th century. Aikido is often translated as the "way of harmonious sprit", or "the way of harmonising Ki"; and the main principle of aikido, as I had understood it, is "achieving the victory over oneself". This book is not about physical aikido practice, but is based on the aiki principles. It talks about resolving and preventing human conflicts by redirecting your aggressor's energy back against themselves. This applies to any kind of aggression: within the family, on the street or at work. This book helped me realize that the goal of people's communication is to avoid conflicts and to achieve peace. And to do that effectively, every person has to be physically and mentally fit accordingly. Peace and harmony, mind and body.Dr.Bazhov (DBA) Aikido Lifelong student and sensei