Welcome Letter


Your Body
Gravity and Grounding
Speed, Timing, Breathing
Congruity and Training
Uke-Nage Relationship
The Dojo
Our Relationship
Other Instructors,
Students, and Arts
Deciding to Leave


Dojo Etiquette
Helpful Phrases
Aikido Ranks
Basic Counting


Recommended Reading

  • AIKIDO. Tokyo 1963. Uyesiba, Kisshomaru

  • AIKIDO AND THE DYNAMIC SPHERE. C. E. Tuttle Co. 1970. Westbrook, Adele and Oscar Ratti

  • TRADITIONAL AIKIDO. Tokyo 1973-1976. Saito, Morihiro
    • Volume 1: Basic Techniques
    • Volume 2: Advanced Techniques
    • Volume 3: Applied Techniques
    • Volume 4: Vital Techniques
    • Volume 5: Training Works Wonders

  • AIKIDO IN DAILY LIFE. Rikugei Pub. House 1966. Tohei, Koichi

  • THIS IS AIKIDO. Japan Publications 1975. Tohei, Koichi

  • AIKIDO--THE WAY OF HARMONY. Shambhala 1984. Stevens, John

  • THE SPIRIT OF AIKIDO. Kodansha International 1984. Ueshiba, Kisshomaru

  • AIKIDO AND THE HARMONY OF NATURE. Shambhala 1993 Saotome, Mitsugi

  • THE PRINCIPLES OF AIKIDO. Shambhala 1989. Saotome, Mitsugi

  • AIKIDO AND THE NEW WARRIOR. North Atlantic Bks. 1985. Heckler, Richard

  • IN SEARCH OF THE WARRIOR SPIRIT. North Atlantic Bks. 1990. Heckler, Richard

  • CLASSICAL BUDO. Weatherhill 1973. Draeger, Donn F.

  • THE SWORD OF NO SWORD. Shambhala 1984. Stevens, John

  • ABUNDANT PEACE. Shambhala 1987. Stephens, John

  • SECRETS OF THE SAMURAI. C. E. Tuttle Co. 1973. Ratti, Oscar and Adele Westbrook

  • ZEN IN THE ART OF ARCHERY. Vintage Books 1989. Herrigel, Eugen

  • ZEN MIND, BEGINNER'S MIND. Walker/Weatherhill 1970. Suzuki, Shunryu

  • ZEN AND JAPANESE CULTURE. Pantheon Books 1959. Suzuki, Daisetsu

  • THE ULTIMATE ATHLETE. Viking Press 1975. Leonard, George

  • A BOOK OF FIVE RINGS. Allison and Busby 1974. Muashi, Miyamoto, trans. Victor Harris

  • TAO: THE WATERCOURSE WAY. Pantheon Books 1975. Watts, Alan

  • TAO TE CHING. Random House 1972. Lao Tsu, trans. Gia-fu Feng & Jane English

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