Aikido: the Tomiki Way
by Neil Saunders
A very useful useful reference materialĀ for any Tomiki Aikidoka. This book contains over 1100 photographs demonstrating the kata system (including all six Koryu-No-Kata) of Tomiki Aikido, as well as explaining etiquette, basic movements, and ukemi that are used in this system.
Tomiki Aikido: Randori & Koryu no Kata
by Dr Lee Ah Loi
An essential aid for anyone studying Tomiki Aikido from beginners to Dan grades. It covers every aspect from basic breakfalls through Randori no Kata and Shichihon (balance breaking)to Koryu no Kata.
Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere
By Adele Westbrook
Total Aikido: The Master Course
by Gozo Shioda
This book explains the fundamental principles in fine detail. It covers the basic postures and movements, placing special emphasis on perfecting the key techniques for achieving maximum effect with minimum effort. It is aimed at beginners and advanced students.
Angry White Pyjamas
by Robert Twigger
The story of an English poet who found himself training in Aikido with the Japanese Riot Police. Entertaining and interesting.
The Book of Five Rings
by Miyamoto Musashi
Written by the master swordsman and undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi in 1643, the Book of Five Rings has become a classic on strategy and confrontation. Written not only for martial artists but for leaders in all professions, the book analyses the process of struggle and mastery over conflict that underlies every level of human interaction.
Bushido: The Way of the Samurai
by Tsunetomo Yamamoto (Author), Ā Justin F. StoneĀ (Editor), Ā Minoru TanakaĀ (Translator)
In the sixteenth-century Japan, Tsunetomo Yamamoto created the Hagakure which was secretly circulated among the “awakened” samurai-the samurai elite. In 1906, the book was first made available to the general Japanese public and, until 1945, its guiding principles greatly influenced the Japanese ruling class – particularly those individuals in military power. This book is the first English translation of the “Hagakure”