Welcome to Aiki Combat Jujitsu. In this manual Calvin Metz along with his students teaches you his system of Aiki Combat Jujitsu. With 40 years in the martial arts, he has studied Hapkido and Diato Ryu Aiki Jujitsu under Sensei Sterling Dyson. He has blended these styles with many others to make one of the most effective systems of self-defense. This manual goes over the basics of Aiki Combat Jujits; there are dozens of colored pictures along with step by step instructions for each move, drill or form.
Not an Aikido book, but included here for obvious reasons…
From the Publisher: The jo is the Japanese 4-foot staff, originally taught with the ken (sword) in the samurai arts. Essential Jo is arguably the most comprehensive text on the subject to date, offering a course of study from white through to black belt in this practical, yet elegant, art. The book features over 900 professional black and white photographs accompanied by clear, detailed textual explanations. While it is intended primarily for students with experience in weapons arts, particularly jodo, the book can also be used by beginners for home study. The art of jodo makes an excellent addition to any martial art system. This is the first instructional text by award-winning martial arts writer and teacher Dan Djurdjevic.
From the Publisher: This book presents an historical, cultural, and philosophical look at the development of the Japanese martial art of Aikido. Sunderlin focuses on the influences brought to bear on Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido, and the subsequent cultivation of the latter’s martial art as a vessel of Budo. The author also provides a look at the different directions Aikido has taken since its inception and tackles some of the criticism leveled by practitioners of other martial arts, then offers ideas for strengthening Aikido as a viable method of self-defense while calling for increased cooperation between its numerous styles. The book is NOT an Aikido “How to,” though its technical characteristics are discussed. The topics are in-depth and complex. Includes 17 chapters with endnotes, tables, figures, pictures, a glossary, special editorial comment, a bibliography, and an index; dark blue cloth coverboards with gold impressed spine lettering and a dust jacket. The author is the acting head of Zantoppa Kai Aikido, which is a derivation of Tomiki Ryu Aikido. Beginning his study of Aikido in 1980, he studied under Carl Geis, Shihan; Tsunako Miyake, Shihan; and Takeshi Inoue, Shihan. He has also trained in Western Wrestling and Boxing; Japanese Judo, Tenjin Shin’yo-ryu, Jodo, and Shiatsu; and Chinese Hung Ga Kung Fu. He is known for his outspoken viewpoints regarding Aikido’s problematic metaphysical ideas and interorganizational strife. A “Special Edition” hardback issue was added in mid-2015.