Nick Waites / 2nd edition, Brancepeth Computer Publications (2008)
Summary: Alex Essani, the Aikido teacher and practitioner, whose thoughts about the practice of Aikido are expressed in this book, does not actually exist - he is a fictitious character invented by the author as a means of exploring ideas.
Nick Waites / Koteikan Press (2002)
Summary: This is a book of attitudes and training techniques, more toward the philosophy of Aikido, rather than the physical. The author makes use of ficticious characters in the descriptions of training with ideal (and less-than-ideal) attitudes.