Donald Lawson / CreateSpace (2008)
Summary: (From the Publisher) "Combat Aikido is term used to describe a hybrid of traditional Aikido which breaks the art form down to its martial roots. It disregards some of the philosophy and many of the less effective techniques of traditional Aikido, concentrating instead on only on the martial application of the art form. Combat Aikido is a training manual for anyone seeking to learn a realistic form of the martial art of Aikido. Combat Aikido techniques are only those which will work in real fights where there are no rules and losing is not an option. Combat Aikido explains only practical Aikido techniques in an in depth and easy to learn and easy to understand format. This book is written and designed to be used by those with no prior martial arts training. Its down to earth, practical application of the art of Aikido will benefit those with years of formalized training as well."