Gozo Shioda / Shindokan Books (2002)
Summary: Aikido Shugyo, by Gozo Shioda, was originally released in Japanese in 1991. Throughout this important and insightful work, Shioda Sensei relates many stories about the time he spent training directly with the founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba Sensei, about his war-time experiences and about his years as the Headmaster of the Yoshinkan. He also uses countless anecdotes to convey important insights into the functioning and application of Aikido techniques. Aikido Shugyo will inspire anyone interested in traditional martial arts with its lessons, its history, and its straight-forward approach to the application of Aikido techniques. Aikido Shugyo is a rare insight from one of the leading and most well-known martial artists of his time. Already a “classic” in Japanese, it is a required text for every martial arts library. This first ever English publication is a faithful and complete presentation of the original Japanese text and includes a Forward by Kyoichi Inoue Sensei, 9th Dan, Dojo-cho of the Yoshinkan Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. An early edition, in green leatherette with gilded corners, does exist.
Gozo Shioda & Yasuhisa Shioda / Kodansha (2006)
Summary: Originally published in Japanese (Aikido Kihon-waza) in the late 1970's, this purely technical text primarily deals with the basic throws that form the early stages of aikido practice. Photo work is a mixture of the earlier Gozo Shioda work, along with more recent updated photos.
Gozo Shioda / Kodansha International Ltd (1968)
Summary: A staple in any Aikido book collection, this book is the first of several of Shioda Sensei's books translated into English for mass market distribution. Coverage is provided for Aikido history and evolution, philosophies and basic techniques. Well illustrated.
Gozo Shioda / Kodansha International Ltd (1996)
Summary: In this sequel to DYNAMIC AIKIDO, the preeminent master continues his explanation of the essential principles but in finer detail. Comprehensive and fully illustrated, TOTAL AIKIDO covers the basic postures and movements with special emphasis on certain key points for perfecting one's technique to achieve maximum effect with the minimum of effort. Demonstrations are provided in a dōjō setting, with helpful pointers for avoiding common mistakes. To enable students to develop greater strength and control, they are shown how to increase their speed, shift their center of gravity, and synchronize movements with those of their opponents.
Gozo Shioda / 1st edition, Aiki News, Tokyo, Japan (1990)
Summary: Originally published in Japanese as Aikido Gijutsu Kyohon in 1983, this book briefly presents basics, with text and photos of Gozo Shioda demonstrating. Shioda says in his Introduction, "This book is designed to promote correct understanding of Aikido techniques, and we have selected some basic movements and tehcniques practiced by all beginners at the Yoshinkan Hombu Dojo and explained them in detail."