Dennis Hooker Zanshin and Ma-ai in Aikido
Dennis Hooker Sensei, 6th Degree Black Belt and Chief Instructor of Shindai Dojo, Orlando Florida, addresses the basic principals of connection, timing and spacial relationships in Aikido. Using emply hand techniques and well as use of the short staff and sword to illustrate these concepts, Hooker Sensei teaches with wonderful clarity and purpose. His teaching will stay with the student long after watching this seminar.
It is refreshing to observe a DVD on aikido where the instructor is so matter of fact in conveying important budo theory.
Hooker sensei competently demonstrates how what appears to be passive is actually active, and that this type of engagement is a superior means of applying technique.
This video produced by Keigan Productions is excellent. It is well lit, filmed, edited and the sound quality very good.
Toby Threadgill / Kaicho
Takamura ha Shindo Yoshin Kai
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Hooker Sensei gives superb demonstrations of basic Aiki principles applicable to all aspects of your training. He also expounds on the theme that Aikido is a way to make us and our training partners better human beings. This DVD offers an excellent way to increase your overall understanding of Aikido.
It is a well-made, professional DVD with great camera angles and clear sound quality. A must have for your DVD library.
Jim Alverez, Fifth Dan
Aikido of Livermore Valley, CA