"Aikido Basics is organized and visually formatted to make it an easy to scan instructional book. How to pick the right class for you, how to behave, the etiquette, culture and every little nook and cranny are covered so you can walk into an Aikido club and have a solid understanding of what is expected of a school and the beginner. If you are looking to start Aikido or are a couple of belts deep (maybe earlier than blue or brown) than this book is in your zone." -- Wade McMaster, Martial Arts & Action Movies
About the Author
Phong Thong Dang holds a sixth degree black belt in Aikido, a sixth degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, a fifth degree black belt in Judo, and an eighth degree black belt in Vietnamese Shaolin Kung Fu. The World Martial Arts Hall of Fame inducted Phong twice: once for his expertise in Aikido and again for his lifelong dedication to the martial arts. He has been featured in Karate Illustrated, Aikido Journal, Aikido Today magazine, Martial Arts and Combat Sports, and Black Belt. He has been in the martial arts for over fifty years and currently teaches in southern California.