Aikido is an experiential martial art. That means that in order to learn it, one must physically experience it.

Nothing replaces "doing" Aikido. However, from time to time, it can be beneficial to look at something in other ways on the path towards mastering it.

I have found certain books, videos and websites can be of some benefit. I hope that these resources can help you figure out how to better understand and help you toward mastering the art of Aikido. Please use them wisely. 

- David Ito, Aikido Chief Instructor and Dojo-Cho


by Rev. Kensho Furuya

Rev. Kensho Furuya is the founder of the Aikido Center of Los Angeles. He was a Zen Buddhist priest, expert swordsman and wonderful Aikido teacher. Kodo is a collection of his writings with the same title from MA Training magazine. You will gain considerable insight to the Japanese martial arts, culture and what it means to be a student and a teacher.

By Robert Greene

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