Member Resources - Links

Resources and links relevant to our training:

Core to our organization and style:

Birankai North America
http://www.birankai.org/

Biran; The Aikido Journal of Birankai North America:
http://birankai.org/blog/ 


Video
Video's from Biran Online:
http://www.youtube.com/user/BiranOnline 

Video playlist of Birankai 5th kyu techniques demonstrated by Birankai teachers:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpCZoQA1qrB-VXtuNuB_E0KfXxyaYGj6o

Video clips of Chiba Sensei:
part 1: http://youtu.be/zMJ-Dl4eJu8
part 2: http://youtu.be/P0xvPVZuOQo
part 3: http://youtu.be/F1wAf8rlOX8
part 4: http://youtu.be/z95ZSGnVZ8c

This clip includes bits of "Sansho 2": http://youtu.be/9U1ZT1DAI5M
This clip includes jo practice: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9U1ZT1DAI5M

Chiba Sensei teaching Ushiro waza; "Pull your foot. As you did in the ai hanmi practice"
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_2iwFBrtU4s


Browse more videos of Chiba Sensei: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK1qFHqXgxmK9eYflmGPKYw

Who is T.K. Chiba Sensei?
http://www.birankai.org/chibaBio.html
http://www.aikidoexpress.com/?cat=15


More video resources:

Video of Didier Boyet Sensei teaching aikido in Athens:
part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzXLnanl4Jc
part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVk4vFaTBNg

Video of Senseis Jenny Flower and Robert Savoca demonstrating Sansho 3 (jo and bokken):
https://youtu.be/5UGu2fAf0_E

Video of the three basic jo strikes; tsuki, kesa and shomenuchi. Demonstrated by Suzane Van Amburgh Sensei:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B71m_xdJDqYvY25UWG4xaXMzZ0k/view?usp=sharing

Video collage of Suzane Van Amburgh Sensei teaching (2014):
Videos from Aikido Express Video Lab available on the Forest Grove Aikido site:
http://www.fgaikido.com/home/aikido


Learn about aikido culture and history:

The Aikido Student Handbook by Greg O'Connor. Excerpts can be read online via google books. Read "What is a Dojo?" and "common questions" beginners have when starting  training. Excellent reference for new students:
 http://books.google.com/books?id=QPdawh6mnr0C&pg=PA24&source=gbs_toc_r&cad=4#v=onepage&q&f=false 

Aikido FAQ
http://www.aikidofaq.com/

The Aikido Encyclopedia by Stanley Pranin:
http://www.aikidojournal.com/encyclopedia

Aikikai Foundation:

Video of Morihei Ueshiba from 1957:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30Sa0PLquFg


Terminology:

Glossaries:
http://www.pinner-aikido.com/en/aikido/knowledge-base/#contentskip
http://www.welcomematjudoclub.com/JAPANESE-TERMINOLOGY.html

Aiki World, created by Greg O'Connor Sensei includes terms used in aikido training, iaido forms and glossaries:
http://www.freewebs.com/aikiinfo/language.htm


Inspiration:

Doka - poetic songs of the way:
http://www.aikidofaq.com/teachings/doka.html

Reflections on 2012, Aikido and Life lessons, Wiltshire Martial Arts:
http://www.matthill.co.uk/the-40-aikido-and-life-lessons-that-2012-taught-me/

Inspiration to continue training from Tamura Shihan:
http://youtu.be/SPeSKlkKPOg


Iaido:

Article about our Iaido style:

Iaido videos by Mike Flynn Sensei:

video of Mike Flynn Sensei teaching iaido in Athens:

video series of Didier Boyet Sensei teaching iaido principles with bokken in Athens:

video of Daniel Kempling Sensei demonstrating our standing forms:

video of Heins sensei demonstrating  chuden forms 1-3:

video of the muso shinden ryu sitting forms:



Related sites:

Suzane Van Amburgh Sensei's sites:
http://balanceandcoordination.wordpress.com/
http://spacetomove.com

Concise overview of the Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education:
http://www.uncommonsensing.com/feldenkrais-method/feldenkrais-method/

Frequently recommended Feldenkrais® lessons:
http://balanceandcoordination.wordpress.com/2013/04/24/frequently-recommended-feldenkrais-atm-lessons/

Books:

Abundant Peace, a biography of Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido, by John Stevens

The Spirit of Aikido by Kisshomaru Ueshiba

Aikido Student Handbook by Greg O'Connor

Budo: Teachings of the Founder of Aikido, by Morihei Ueshiba, translated by John Stevens

The Art of Slowing Down by Edward Yu

The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle

The Busy Person's Guide to Easier Movement by Frank Wildman