Book Review: The Aikido Student Handbook

Greg O’Connor. Frog Ltd, 2003 A very small book (108 pages), however, one of the better books available regardless of whether you are a beginner or have been practicing Aikido … Read more

Book Review: The Essence of Aikido

Bill Sosa and Bryan Robbins.Unique Publications, 1987 Very good photography. The book details the basics exceptionally well. A book that you will dip into and out of as your Aikido … Read more

Book Review: Budo, Teachings of the Founder of Aikido

Kisshomaru Ueshiba.Kodansha, Tokyo 1974 One of the first books on Aikido and whilst photography technique has improved over the years this book should be considered in your library.

Book Review: Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere

Adele Westbrook and Oscar Ratti. Reed, Sydney 1969 Probably the definitive book on Aikido and is very well recognised by its illustrations, throughout the Aikido world. A must have in … Read more

Book Review: Zen Combat

Jay Gluck. Personally Orientated Books, 1962 Considered a classic when published in 1962. Over 400,000 copies sold of the original edition. Obviously dated but worth a read to understand the … Read more

Book Review: American Shaolin

Matthew Polly. Gothan Books, 2007 This is a hilarious story of Matthew Polly’s 2-year tale of studying Kung Fu at Shaolin Temple. A very good book that has a very … Read more