Aikido

Journey to the Heart of Aikido

The Teachings of Motomichi Anno Sensei

Written by Linda Holiday, Contribution by Motomichi Anno
Price: $21.95
Blue Snake Books

Journey to the Heart of Aikido presents the teachings of Motomichi Anno Sensei, one of the few remaining direct students of Morihei Ueshiba, the legendary founder of Aikido. After a lifetime of practice and teaching in Japan, the United States, and Europe, Anno Sensei conveys through his teachings Aikido's essential spirit...

Aikido Ground Fighting

Grappling and Submission Techniques

Written by Walther G. Von Krenner, Damon Apodaca and Ken Jeremiah, Foreword by Carl Long
Price: $19.95
Blue Snake Books

Aikido Ground Fighting presents effective ground techniques that remain true to aikido founder Morehei Ueshiba's teachings while addressing a potential weakness in the system: while aikido is renowned for its submission and compliance techniques as well as grappling from a standing position, it is not known for its effectiveness when it...

Ki in Aikido, Second Edition

A Sampler of Ki Exercises

Written by C.M. Shifflett
Price: $19.95
Blue Snake Books

Ki represents the life force behind the Japanese martial art of aikido. To aikidoists ki is the universal spirit present in all things, and it can also be compared to the Hebrew Ruach and the Greek Pneuma, meaning "smoke," "wind," or "spirit."

The book includes extensively illustrated step-by-step instructions of ki exercises...

The Gift of Danger

Lessons from Aikido

Written by Mary Stein
Price: $14.95
Blue Snake Books

Mary Stein took up aikido in her mid-fifties and quickly learned what it really means to face danger—both external and internal. In this powerful collection of short essays, she vividly describes learning an active and spirited defense on the mat, in the process uncovering a lifetime of habitual tensions and emotional...

Aikido Exercises for Teaching and Training

Revised Edition

Written by C.M. Shifflett
Price: $19.95
Blue Snake Books

With the number of Aikido dojos in the U.S. estimated at up to 1,000, this Japanese martial art has never been more popular. This revised edition of the best-selling Aikido Exercises for Teaching and Training provides an ideal companion for both teachers and students of all Aikido systems. With over 100...

The Intuitive Body

Discovering the Wisdom of Conscious Embodiment and Aikido

Written by Wendy Palmer
Price: $11.95
North Atlantic Books

The Intuitive Body draws on the principles of the non-aggressive Japanese martial art aikido and meditation to present a fresh approach to cultivating awareness, attention, and self-acceptance. Author Wendy Palmer shows readers through basic practice and partner exercises how to become more aware of the body and trust its innate wisdom...

An Obese White Gentleman in No Apparent Distress

Written by Riki Moss and Terry Dobson
Price: $18.95
Blue Snake Books

Based on the life of unconventional aikido master Terry Dobson, this novel by his partner Riki Moss is the story of two souls meeting at a mutually calamitous turning point in their lives. Fatherless and pushed by his tyrannical mother to the edge of violence, Dobson turns to aikido to save...

The Intuitive Body

Discovering the Wisdom of Conscious Embodiment and Aikido

Written by Wendy Palmer
Price: $17.95
Blue Snake Books

The Intuitive Body draws on the principles of the non-aggressive Japanese martial art aikido and meditation to present a fresh approach to cultivating awareness, attention, and self-acceptance. Author Wendy Palmer shows readers through basic practice and partner exercises how to become more aware of the body and trust its innate wisdom...

The Leadership Dojo

Build Your Foundation as an Exemplary Leader

Written by Richard Strozzi-Heckler, Foreword by Richard Leider
Price: $24.95
Frog Books

History is filled with accounts of great leaders, but how did they become so? Written for emergent leaders in any endeavor, this new work from renowned consultant Richard Strozzi-Heckler offers a new approach to leadership. The first book of its kind to base business and management strength on integral body awareness...

Enlightenment through Aikido

Written by Kanshu Sunadomari
Price: $16.95
Blue Snake Books

Enlightenment through Aikido focuses on Aikido's spiritual teachings, drawing on Sunadomari's experiences as a direct student of Morihei Ueshiba. Quotes from the founder and the author's interpretations show how Aikido can develop inner strength and tranquility. This book is an excellent companion for those practitioners who aspire to go beyond the...

The Structure of Aikido

Volume 1: Kenjutsu and Taijutsu Sword and Open-Hand Movement Relationships

Written by Gaku Homma
Price: $22.95
Blue Snake Books

In this remarkable interpretation of the foundation of Aikido technique, Gaku Homma focuses on the relationship between Japanese swordsmanship and open-hand movement, uniting historical tradition with the contemporary development of the art of Aikido. Although the study of Kenjutsu and Aikido have long been associated, this is the first book in...

Aikido in America

Edited by John Stone and Ron Meyer
Price: $16.95
Frog Books

Aikido in America is made up of first person narratives from a number of senior American Aikido practitioners. These are in-depth interviews which the subjects have participated in rewriting, and they give the broad scope of aikido. These interviews with two generations of American martial artists describe how aikido translated from...

Aikido Sketch Diary

Dojo 365 Days

Written by Gaku Homma
Price: $14.95
Blue Snake Books

In Aikido Sketch Diary: Dojo 365 Days, Gaku Homma introduces his readers to the annual round of events at the Nippon Kan dojo, where the new member has the opportunity to practice in daily activities the spirit of Aikido "beyond the mat." The section on uchideshi training describes goals and difficulties...

It's a Lot Like Dancing

An Aikido Journey

Written by Terry Dobson, Edited by Riki Moss, Photographed by Jan Watson
Price: $22.95
Blue Snake Books

The text combines with the great photos to create an incredible reading experience. Anyone interested in getting more out of the martial arts than physical technique should read this book.

Aikido in Everyday Life

Giving in to Get Your Way

Written by Terry Dobson and Victor Miller
Price: $15.95
Blue Snake Books

Conflict is an unavoidable aspect of living. The late renowned aikido master Terry Dobson, together with Victor Miller, present aikido as a basis for conflict resolution. "Attack-tics" is a system of conflict resolution based on the principles of aikido, the non-violent martial art Morihei Ueshiba created after World War II. Not...

The Aikido Student Handbook

A Guide to the Philosophy, Spirit, Etiquette and Training Methods of Aikido

Written by Greg O'Connor
Price: $12.95
Blue Snake Books

In the past twenty years, the Aikido population has increased tremendously in the United States, primarily because of the vast number of comprehensive American instructors. Greg O'Connor walks the reader through the history and philosophy of aikido. He then, in short chapters peppered with photos and illustrations, answers common questions about...

Aikido and the New Warrior

Written by Morihei Ueshiba, Edited by Richard Strozzi-Heckler
Price: $17.95
North Atlantic Books

Aikido and the New Warrior includes essays which illuminate Aikido concepts as they apply to many different walks of life: sports, nature, anger, martial arts training, death, and aging to name a few. Please note that this book does not include information on martial arts techniques.

Aikido for Life

Written by Gaku Homma
Price: $12.95
Blue Snake Books

A teacher's guide for instructing beginners of Aikido--this book appeals to the new beginner and experienced student alike. Nippon Kan was established in 1980 as a center for Denver residents to experience Japanese culture. The center has since served more than 6,000 studetns wit hits variety of classes, but its core...