Suggested Readings

Suggested Readings

These books are suggested in addition to the books listed in the bibliography of the FAQ.  Links are provided so you can purchase them from the Aikido Shugenkai Amazon.com.

What are Gradings?

What are Gradings?

Grading is an opportunity to show to yourself (and anyone else able to see) that you can discern, do and accept the result of doing the right thing and to grow by doing so" - Jones-sensei

What is Ki?

What is Ki?

There are many who claim that Aikido is an internal martial art and that internal arts are only meaningful as a concept if one considers the topic of Ki.

Unfortunately ...

Ki is a topic that seems to raise a lot of hackles in a number of circles and discussions around this subject generate more heat than light.

What is Class Like?

What is Class Like?

Deciding to go to your first day of class can be tough because it is unfamliar, so here are some things to know about entering a Shugenkai dojo.

Is Aikido Real?

Is Aikido Real?

This is a frequent question, but in good aikido habit, let's redirect it into something more positive! 

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