Category Archives: Alan Drysdale

Doing Aikido

Paperback Cover Photo
Paperback Cover Photo

Doing Aikido” is a 128-page instructional manual for intermediate students of aikido: between beginners and black belts. However, it will also be of benefit for beginners and includes material suitable for black belts. It was written without the smoke and mirrors of most martial arts books, making it easier for the practitioner to understand what he or she is actually supposed to do. There are 37 photographs and drawings illustrating key points of technique. The author is a fifth degree black belt who has been teaching aikido in England and the USA for 20 years.

  • Publisher: Spitz Publishing
  • Publication Year: 1996, 2013
  • ISBN-10:  0966824407
  • ISBN-13:  9780966824407
  • ASIN (Kindle):  B00BTJQHHQ
  • Pages: 120
  • Available Bindings: Paperback, Kindle

Aikido: Moving On

Paperback Cover Photo
Paperback Cover Photo

This volume is the next logical step from the material presented in the author’s previous book, “Doing Aikido”. In “Moving On”, the reader is presented with detailed suggestions intended for yudansha, including how to enhance and grow in training, understanding the physics and dynamics inside the techniques, taking Aikido “off the mat”, and human physiology as it relates to Aikido practice.

  • Publisher: Spitz Publishing
  • Publication Year: 2002, 2013
  • ISBN-10:  0966824415
  • ISBN-13:  9780966824414
  • ASIN (Kindle):  B00C0D28WS
  • Pages: 216
  • Available Bindings: Paperback, Kindle