Integral Aikido is first book on Nihon Goshin Aikido in 12 years,represents a significant contribution to the literature of the martial arts. It analyzes the foundations of Aikido practice using principles of geometry, physics, anatomy, biomechanics and neuroscience.
Online PR News – 20-October-2012 – Dania Beach, Florida – Nihon Goshin Aikido (NGA) is a diverse and extensive set of scientific principles which, when mastered, may be transformed by the practitioner into a unique art form creating movements of beauty, grace and awesome power. In his book Integral Aikido: The Science, Art and Spirit of Nihon Goshin Aikido, Jim Giorgi draws on three decades of experience as an Aikido practitioner and teacher to present a clear, simple and comprehensive explanation of the art of Nihon Goshin Aikido.
NGA originated in Japan and focuses on self-defense training. An extremely effective system of self-defense, the application of NGA can inflict serious injury upon an attacker. Aikido is, however, a non-aggressive, defensive art that seeks to avoid conflict whenever possible. The energy of an attack is accepted without resistance and is used to neutralize both attack and attacker. Giorgi states: “In all cases of conflict, our intent is to use the least amount of force and inflict the least amount of injury necessary to restore peace, harmony and safety to all concerned.”
Integral Aikido is the first book on Nihon Goshin Aikido published in 12 years and represents a significant contribution to the literature of the martial arts in general and Aikido in particular. It analyzes and explains the essential foundations of Aikido practice using the principles of geometry, physics, anatomy, biomechanics and neuroscience. The movements are depicted in clear and artistically arranged photos. Giorgi states: “These are the fundamental principles and methods that will inspire practicing the art of Aikido and living one’s whole life integrally - with a healthy, energetic body, a clear mind, an open heart and a soaring spirit.”
"Here then is a definitive statement of the art of Nihon Goshin Aikido coming directly from one of its most knowledgeable practitioners. I know that it will be an essential resource not only for students of NGA but also for martial artists of any style anywhere in the world." - Sensei Robert B. MacEwen, Jr.
About the Author
Jim Giorgi holds the rank of San-dan (Third-Degree Black Belt) in the art of Nihon Goshin Aikido. He began his training in 1983 and has been a teacher of Aikido since receiving his Black Belt in 1988. He conducts seminars at Nihon Goshin Aikido schools and other martial arts schools around the country. Jim is also a psychotherapist, Life Coach and an ordained Zen Buddhist Priest. He teaches classes in spirituality and Aikido in Fort Lauderdale. He is the author of the book Between Yesterday and Tomorrow: Transforming Ordinary Life into an Extraordinary Adventure and lives in Florida with his wife, Sveta.
For more information or to request a free review copy of Integral Aikido, members of the press can contact the author directly. Integral Aikido is available for sale in paperback at www.Amazon.com.