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Aikido Resources

Bibliography and links to various Aikido educational and philosophical content.

Downloadable Files

Total Aikido: The Master Course - Gozo Shioda, Yasuhisa Shioda, David Rubens

Daito Ryu Aiki-Jujitsu: The Hidden Roots of Aikido

Bibliography

Total Aikido: The Master Course - Gozo Shioda, Yasuhisa Shioda, David Rubens

Dynamic Aikido - Gōzō Shioda

The Aikido Master Course - Moriteru Ueshiba

Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere - Adele Westbrook, Oscar Ratti

The Spirit of Aikidō - Kisshōmaru Ueshiba

The principles of Aikido - Mitsugi Saotome

Budõ - Morihei Ueshiba, Kisshomaru Ueshiba

The Art Of Peace - Morihei Ueshiba

Aikido and the new warrior - Richard Strozzi-Heckler

The philosophy of Aikido - John Stevens

Aikido and the Harmony of Nature - Mitsugi Saotome

Video Resources

Yoshinkan Aikido Instructional Videos - Originally released as a 10 part VHS series titled "Yoshinkan Complete Set of Techniques", now in a 3 DVD box set. This is regarded as the most complete collection of Aikido techniques on any video set. Techniques are demonstrated by Soke Gozo Shioda and instruction is performed and explained by top Yoshinkan instructors: Tsutomu Chida, Hitoshi Nakano, and Tsuneo Ando. Full English narration. Contents are:

  • Disc 1 (Contains what was previously released on VHS # 1, 2, and 3)
    • Kihondosa (Basics), Rei (Etiquette), Hanmi (Stance), Shikko Ho (Knee Walking), The 6 Basic Movements of Yoshinkan Aikido, Ukemi (Falling), Shihonage (14 techniques), Ikkajo (36 techniques)
  • Disc 2 (Contains what was previously released on VHS # 4, 5, and 6)
    • Nikajo (35 techniques), Sankajo (32 techniques), Yonkajo (28 techniques)
  • Disc 3 (Contains what was previously released on VHS # 7, 8, 9, and 10)
    • Iriminage (52 techniques), Hijishime and Hiji Ate Kokyu Nage (49 techniques), Kotegaeshi (27 techniques), Tenchinage (4 techniques), Kokyuho (5 techniques), Jiyuwaza (12 techniques)

Renshinkai Instructional Videos - Videos include Chida Sensei performing Basic Movements and the first set of Basic Techniques

Collection of Yoshinkan Aikido related videos on Youtube

Websites

Aikido FAQ

Discovering Aikido - Techniques

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