Aikido of Volusia County

2140 S. Riverside - Unit 30
Edgewater, FL 32141
Phone: (386) 405-0964


  There is no substitute for on-the-mat training under the guidance of certified instructors; however, there are numerous ways to achieve continuous growth off the mat as well.  The following is a list of literary resources that continue to  guide practitioners at Aikido of Volusia throughout their journey:  (In no particular order)   Technique Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere -  A. Westbrook & O. Ratti Living Aikido:  Form, Training, Essence - Bruce Klickstein Dynamic Aikido  - Gozo Shioda The Principles of Aikido - Mitsugi Saotome   The study of Aikido is not only the pursuit of mastering technique, but also the pursuit of mastering oneself through the development of individual character and ethos that includes but not limited to:  rectitude, benevolence, courage, politeness, veracity, honor, and loyalty.   The following  selections serve as guides along this path.   History/Philosophy The Secret Teachings of Aikido - Morihei  Ueshiba Budo: Teachings of the Founder of Aikido- Morihei  Ueshiba The Heart of Aikido - Morihei Ueshiba The Art of Peace - Morihei  Ueshiba A Life in AikidoKisshomaru Ueshiba The Spirit of Aikido - Kisshomaru Ueshiba The Practice of Freedom: Aikido Principles as a Spiritual Guide - Wendy Palmer Aikido for Self Discovery - Stan Wrobel, Ph.D.   Martial Arts- General In the Dojo:  A guide to the rituals and etiquette of Japanese Martial Arts - Dave Lowry Traditions:  Essays on the Japanese Martial Arts and Ways - Dave Lowry Moving  Towards Stillness: Lessons on Daily Life from the Martial Way - Dave Lowry Training in the Samurai Mind - Thomas Cleary Bushido:  The Warrior's Code- Inazo Nitobe Budo Mind and Body - Nicklaus Suino Be Like Water: Practical Wisdom from the Martial  Arts - Joseph Cardillo The Zen Way to the Martial Arts - Taisen Deshimaru   Other- Self-Improvement Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit  of Less - Greg Mckeown The ONE Thing: The surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results - Gary Keller Eat, Move, Sleep:  How  small choices lead to big changes - Tom Rath Mind Gym:  An athlete's guide to inner excellence Gary Mack The Way of the SEAL - Mark Divine

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