I would suggest total aikido: the master course by the same author as the book ur reading, goza shioda.
The school of Aikido i learned is yoshinkan so I can say this book teaches techniques very much the same way the school does, step by step and emphasizing fundamentals as they progress into more complicated techniques, and it is all very structured.
This book has so many pictures that are easy to see what is going on, and the pictures are taken at good angles. It also gives the japanese and english name for each technique along with step by step clear instructions on how to perform the technique, so it is helpful if studying for tests.
It also goes through the basic movements that we practiced everyday in class so it is a very helpful resource for training.
The only thing this book lacks are philosophical teachings and anecdotes, but purely for learning the physical techniques I would say this book is among the best and is the next best thing aside from actually being in class to learn the techniques.
Edited by Ninjasaurus (05/04/05 04:01 AM)