Encouraged Reading

Dobson, Terry.  It’s A Lot Like Dancing., Berkeley, North Atlantic Books, 1985.

Fields, Rick.  The Awakened Warrior, Living with Courage, Compassion & Discipline,  New York,  G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1994.

Gleason, William.  The Spiritual Foundations of Aikido,  Rochester, Vermont Destiny Books, 1995. 

Heckler, Richard.  Aikido & The New Warrior, Berkeley, North Atlantic Press, 1985.

Heckler, Richard.  The Anatomy of Change,  Boulder,  Shambhala  Publications, Inc., 1993.

Leonard, George. The Way of Aikido, Life Lessons from an American SenseiNew York, Dutton, 1999.

Mindell, Arnold. The Leader as Martial Artist, San Francisco, Harper Collins Publishers, 1993.

Palmer, Wendy. The Intuitive Body :Aikido as Clairsentient Practice,  Boston: Shambhala Publications, 1987.

Palmer, Wendy.  The Practice of Freedom: Aikido Principles as a Spiritual GuideBerkeley, Rodmell  Press, 2002.

Perry, Susan,  Remembering O Sensei, BostonShambhala  Publications, Inc., 2002. 

Saotome, Mitsugi. Aikido & the Harmony of Nature,  Boston, Shambhala  Publications, 1993.

Saotome, Mitsugi. A Light on Transmission, Cedar Forge Press, MI, 2015.

Steinman, Louise. The Knowing Body, Boston, Shambhala  Publications, 1986.

Stevens, John. The Philosophy of Aikido, Tokyo: Kodansha International, 2001. 

Stevens, John. The Shambhala Guide to Aikido,  Boston, Shambhala  Publications, 1996.

Ueshiba, Kisshomaru. The Spirit of Aikido, Tokyo and New York: Kondansha International, 1988.

Ueshiba, Morihei. Budo, Teachings of the Founder of Aikido, Tokyo, Kodansha International, 1996.

Westbrook, A. & O. Ratti. Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere,  Rutland: 1979.