There are a wide variety of martial arts encompassing a broad range of preficiences, skill sets, and goals. Regardless of
their orientation, be it combat, grappling,or spiritual centering, they are all inherently intertwined in their reliance on
the understanding of one key, central concept: our center of balance (COB). Despite the fact that martial arts in general
are centuries-old practices, not one has sought to approach this vital component from the perspective of kinesiology. Until
now. Breaking down the science of the phsyiological, mechanical, and psychological mechinaisms associated with human movement
and applying them to Tomiki Ryu Aikido, William B. Dockery uses a western point of view to examine the six key precepts of
his groundbreaking method: No-line and the 20. Parallelism. The cam (S and C). Sagital plane. Daito hands and lever arms.
Aiki-age, aiki-sage. These six precepts culminate into the capstone concept: The secret to Aiki. Those willing to engage these
fundamental teachings in a meaningful manner will achieve greater results than those without due to this melding of mind and
body versus the rote mechanics of current methods. As revolutionary as it is easy to understand and apply, Aiki Secrets: six Precepts and the Dynamic COB forever changes the paradigm. With mpre than twenty years of martial arts experience, dockery investigates many styles of
martial arts as a method to improve and better understand his primary style, Tomiki Ryu Aikido. He holds a black belt in Tomiki
Ryu Aikido and studies martial arts in central Ohio.
Contents 1 Preface Why write this book? Something to remember about the author How to read this book 2 Basic terms Uke and
tori Single- and double-weighted No-line, triangle, and the 20 Centripetal arm Forward and reverse cam Front-wheel drive and
the cam The sagittal plane; the first belt hoop Center of balance into levers and hinges Spindles and gimbals Sword cut and
dead blow hammer Heavy hands Rectangles and snakes-Rectangles; Snakes Parallelism Outer curve, the other curves, and the footballs-What
makes a curve?; Outer curve; Inner curve; Football Basic aiki-age; Aiki-sage (tip-to and tip-over)-Aiki-age; Aiki-sage Connection
and bridge-The bridge-affixing two bodies together; Such that one is supporting the other-age/sage; How is age/sage like an
inclined plane?; Aiki-age using the four lever arms; In summary of the connection and bridge Destabilizing uke-The base shape;
Moving our center to the edge In conclusion of basic terms 3 The six preceps Another approach to learning-What is a precept?
Where uke is weak Precept 1: no-line and the 20 Precept 2: Parallelism Tier 1 Advanced Where you are strong Precept 3: The
cam (S and C) Precept 4: The sagittal plane (the first belt hoop) Connection builders Connection Precept 5: Lever arms and
daito hands Precept 6: Aiki-age and aiki-sage The secret to aiki Balance Stability Getting to the pin-Pearl against the glass;
Reducing the base Uke is pinned, let us spin In conclusion