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Aikido, Iron Balls and Elbow Power: The Teachings of Alex by Nick Waites

By Nick Waites

Alex Essani, the Aikido instructor and practitioner, whose suggestions concerning the perform of Aikido are expressed during this e-book, doesn't truly exist - he's a fictitious personality invented through the writer as a way of exploring principles.
However, the learning philosophy and strategies attributed to Alex Essani are certainly now not fictitious: they're in keeping with the author’s own studies with actual Aikido teachers, specifically his present sensei, and on decades of practicing, learning and educating Aikido.
The conversations among the 2 major characters, Alex Essani and his scholar Ian, are innovations used illustrate a tremendous precept or notion. because the author’s genuine Aikido instructor could placed it after telling a tall tale, “This is a real tale; basically the proof were changed”; insofar because the writer has fictionalised genuine incidents and conversations, this booklet is identical – it's fiction in keeping with fact.
In this 3rd variation the writer has changed and superior all the photos, edited a few chapters and extra extra. He has additionally passed over the ultimate a part of the ebook, formerly dedicated to strategy notes, as there are at present many glorious books dedicated solely to this element of Aikido education, together with "Essential Aikido" written by way of the author.

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