Resources and links relevant to our training:

Core to our organization and style:

Birankai North America

http://www.birankai.org/

Biran; The Aikido Journal of Birankai North America:

http://birankai.org/blog/ 

Birankai Kyu guidelines (with weapons):

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B430gEINcl_VamhRT1M3VmJKMkU/edit?usp=docslist_api

Birankai Weapons training PDF's (scroll down):

http://www.fearlessheartaikido.com/student-resources.php

Study Guide: 5th kyu techniques guidelines:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1j3Gf9WqYNIgqRtpFU1mKhOQXlbgvk1tm3qTFEonJ4SY/edit?usp=sharing

Study Guide: 4th kyu techniques guidelines:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gXV3X8s5h5ddOzod5sgYNfThjyWl545wE3dEQV4UewM/edit?usp=sharing

Dojo etiquette and guidelines at Multnomah Aikikai:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1D-HUXuj9HX346tqaIQSU3fYPp-II61hUUKYoEioH0r8/pub

 

Video

Video's from Biran Online:

http://www.youtube.com/user/BiranOnline

 

Video playlist of techniques appearing on the Birankai 5th kyu guidelines demonstrated by Birankai teachers:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpCZoQA1qrB-VXtuNuB_E0KfXxyaYGj6o

 

Video clips of Chiba Sensei:

part 1: http://youtu.be/zMJ-Dl4eJu8

part 2: http://youtu.be/P0xvPVZuOQo

part 3: http://youtu.be/F1wAf8rlOX8

part 4: http://youtu.be/z95ZSGnVZ8c

This clip includes bits of "Sansho 2": http://youtu.be/9U1ZT1DAI5M

This clip includes jo practice: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9U1ZT1DAI5M

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

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_2iwFBrtU4s

Browse more videos of Chiba Sensei: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK1qFHqXgxmK9eYflmGPKYw

Who is T.K. Chiba Sensei?

http://www.birankai.org/chibaBio.html

http://www.aikidoexpress.com/?cat=15

 

 

Video clips of Didier Boyet Sensei:

 

Boyet Sensei teaching aikido in Athens:

part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzXLnanl4Jc

part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVk4vFaTBNg

 

Video playlist of Boyet Sensei teaching at Aikido Daiwa 2017:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_njJsGuvD8&list=PL9bAwaIznLSmvd9kbiyVS7Xw_gAwuTVCm

 

Video clips of Van Amburgh Sensei:

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

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B71m_xdJDqYvY25UWG4xaXMzZ0k/view?usp=sharing

Van Amburgh Sensei's 5.37 minute rolling lesson:

http://multnomahaikikai.blogspot.com/2015/11/rolling-sequence-video-537-2015.html

 

Collage of Suzane Van Amburgh Sensei teaching (2014):

http://birankai.org/blog/?p=735

Clip of Van Amburgh Sensei teaching at the 2015 Portland Area Friendship seminar:

 https://youtu.be/IdgACfBjL_4?t=7m14s

 

More video resources:

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

https://youtu.be/5UGu2fAf0_E

Videos from Aikido Express Video Lab available on the Forest Grove Aikido site:

http://www.fgaikido.com/home/aikido

 

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:

 http://books.google.com/books?id=QPdawh6mnr0C&pg=PA24&source=gbs_toc_r&cad=4#v=onepage&q&f=false

Aikido FAQ

http://www.aikidofaq.com/

The Aikido Encyclopedia by Stanley Pranin:

http://www.aikidojournal.com/encyclopedia

Aikikai Foundation:

http://www.aikikai.or.jp/eng/index.htm

Video of Morihei Ueshiba from 1957:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30Sa0PLquFg

Terminology:

Glossaries:

http://www.pinner-aikido.com/en/aikido/knowledge-base/#contentskip

http://www.welcomematjudoclub.com/JAPANESE-TERMINOLOGY.html

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

http://www.freewebs.com/aikiinfo/language.htm

Inspiration:

Doka - poetic songs of the way:

http://www.aikidofaq.com/teachings/doka.html

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

http://www.matthill.co.uk/the-40-aikido-and-life-lessons-that-2012-taught-me/

Inspiration to continue training from Tamura Shihan:

http://youtu.be/SPeSKlkKPOg


Iaido:

Article about our Iaido style:

http://www.britishbirankai.com/content/view/42/75/

Iaido videos by Mike Flynn Sensei:

http://www.thistleaikikai.com/content/blogcategory/21/45/

video of Mike Flynn Sensei teaching iaido in Athens:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcGLTQJSdto

video series of Didier Boyet Sensei teaching iaido principles with bokken in Athens:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7F2IAXIUow

video of Daniel Kempling Sensei demonstrating our standing forms:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fH-TOqct-JY

video of Heins sensei demonstrating  chuden forms 1-3:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwSEZkdr4kM

video of the muso shinden ryu sitting forms:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dsTWfMjI0ls

 

Related sites:

Suzane Van Amburgh Sensei's sites:

spacetomove.com

http://balanceandcoordination.wordpress.com/

 

Concise overview of the Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education:

http://www.uncommonsensing.com/feldenkrais-method/feldenkrais-method/

Frequently recommended Feldenkrais® lessons:

http://balanceandcoordination.wordpress.com/2013/04/24/frequently-recommended-feldenkrais-atm-lessons/

 

Books:

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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