Member Resources - Links

Resources and links relevant to our training:

Core to our organization and style:

Birankai North America

Biran; The Aikido Journal of Birankai North America: 

Video's from Biran Online: 

Video playlist of Birankai 5th kyu techniques demonstrated by Birankai teachers:

Video clips of Chiba Sensei:
part 1:
part 2:
part 3:
part 4:

This clip includes bits of "Sansho 2":
This clip includes jo practice:

Chiba Sensei teaching Ushiro waza; "Pull your foot. As you did in the ai hanmi practice"

Browse more videos of Chiba Sensei:

Who is T.K. Chiba Sensei?

More video resources:

Video of Didier Boyet Sensei teaching aikido in Athens:
part 1:
part 2:

Video of Senseis Jenny Flower and Robert Savoca demonstrating Sansho 3 (jo and bokken):

Video of the three basic jo strikes; tsuki, kesa and shomenuchi. Demonstrated by Suzane Van Amburgh Sensei:

Video collage of Suzane Van Amburgh Sensei teaching (2014):
Videos from Aikido Express Video Lab available on the Forest Grove Aikido site:

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: 

Aikido FAQ

The Aikido Encyclopedia by Stanley Pranin:

Aikikai Foundation:

Video of Morihei Ueshiba from 1957:



Aiki World, created by Greg O'Connor Sensei includes terms used in aikido training, iaido forms and glossaries:


Doka - poetic songs of the way:

Reflections on 2012, Aikido and Life lessons, Wiltshire Martial Arts:

Inspiration to continue training from Tamura Shihan:


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:

Concise overview of the Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education:

Frequently recommended Feldenkrais® lessons:


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

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