List of recommended books.

Sensei Ellis is often asked by students which books they should read.

He has always consistantly told them that they should use the Dojo to explore Aikido - However, there are some fine books written. And here is a list of some of them.

Book Title Author/s Publisher & Year ISBN Notes
Positive Aikido. Dave Rogers Trafford Publishing 2004 1 4120 4668 8. An insight into Traditional Aikido. Includes history, technique, forms and more....
Aikido, The Co-ordination of Mind and Body for Self-Defence Koichi Tohei Souvenir Press 1961 0 285 63357 0. One of the first books on Aikido, edited by O'Sensei Moreihei Uyeshiba himself.
Dynamic Aikido Gozo Shioda Kodansha International 1968 0 87011 301 1. Written by the founder of Yoshinkan Aikido, this is an excellent introduction to technique for the new Aikido Student.
Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere A.Westbrook & O.Ratti Charles E Tuttle 1970 0 8048 0004 9. One of the finest Martial Art books ever written and highly suited for the Western reader, Excellent Illustrations.
Aikido Kisshomaru Ueshiba Hozansha 1985 0 87040 629 9. Written by the 2nd Headmaster of Aikido, this is very comprehensive and detailed with photo illustrations.