This is an extensive reference of traditional Aikido practice and principles, depicting technique in precise, step-by-step manner. The text includes a full chapter on the life of O’Sensei, and the history of the development of Aikido. Well illustrated.
Paperback edition introduced in 2002. There is also a set of videos made to coordinate with the book.
Subtitled “Aikido Basics”, this book is a basic guide to the training philosophies and regime in the “Black Star” system practiced by the author. It is as much about how to teach and train as it is about actual technique. Well illustrated.
This book is the basic curriculum for “kukyu” rank in “Budo Aikido”, which seems to be a system comprised of elements of Aikido, Karate. JuJitsu and Judo (primarily Karate, it appears). Included are descriptions of warmups and stretching, and some basic techniques.
The author teaches in England, and the book appears to reflect the Tomiki and Iwama traditions. It is a detailed, beginner’s guide to Aikido, including text and photos. Sword and staff waza are also introduced, including the 31 step jo kata. At the end of the book are a glossary and even a guide to Japanese writing and pronunciation. A paperback version was first produced in 1992.