The site is dedicated to gather in one place videos, articles and ebooks related to Aiki related martial arts, as a place of reference.
The site is often updated and worth checking out regularly.
The photos taken at the ZETAR Instructors Course are now online. They are hosted on the Gowaryu website.
A very useful useful reference material 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), Justin F. Stone (Editor), Minoru Tanaka (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”
Very interesting article from Brisbane Aikido Republic on the physics of aikido. Worth reading when thinking about kamae.
…amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Opening verses of Desiderata (Max Ehrmann)