Great Aikido Books

By AikidoKa

By AikidoKa

People often ask me what books they should read about aikido. Here they are.

Journey to the Heart of Aikido: The Teachings of Motomichi Anno Sensei

Linda Holiday

$21.95

This is the most profound aikido book I have ever read. Written by Linda Holiday Sensei, 7th dan aikido instructor, and very long time student of Anno Sensei. I recommend it to everyone.

Aikido and the New Warrior

Morihei Ueshiba

$17.95

Richard Strozzi Heckler Sensei teaches awareness disciplines to the green berets. This is a terrific book.

Gus Learns to Fly: Self-Defense Is Self-Discovery

Kimberly S. Richardson

$18.00 $16.56

Incredible aikidoist and teacher Kimberly Richardson Sensei wrote this simple, lovely aikido book for children. We have it at the dojo and everyone loves it.

The Art of Peace

Morihei Ueshiba

$12.95 $11.91

Teachings on fearlessness, compassion, and love of nature by the founder of the Japanese martial art of aikido Morihei Ueshiba. This book is translated by John Stevens. This is the classic book that almost every dojo has in a place of honor. It's a great book. If you don't own it, you should.

The Aikido Student Handbook: A Guide to the Philosophy, Spirit, Etiquette and Training Methods of Aikido

Greg O'Connor

$12.95 $11.91

This is a terrific book by great aikido student and teacher Greg O'Connor Sensei. The book is primarily for newer students.