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Books by Koichi Tohei Sensei
Tohei Sensei was a prolific writer throughout his life. His writings have been translated and published in many languages including English. Several of his books were non-fiction best sellers in Japan

Below are the books he authored that are available in English.

Ki in Daily Life
by Koichi Tohei
July 2001, Paperback, 140 pages
This book is an ideal primer
when you start training.
by Koichi Tohei
February 2003, Paperback, 118 pages
Ki Breathing
by Koichi Tohei
March 2005, Digital, 105 pages
The Way to Union with Ki
by Koichi Tohei
September 2001, Hardback, 396 pages
Ki Sayings
by Koichi Tohei
February 2003, Soft Leather, 44 pages
Book of Ki: Co-ordinating Mind and Body in Daily Life
by Koichi Tohei
November 1976, Paperback, 102 pages
This Is Aikido, with Mind and Body Coordinated
by Koichi Tohei
May 1978, Hardback, 186 pages
What Is Aikido?
by Koichi Tohei
1974, Paperback, 118 pages
Aikido, the Arts of Self-Defense
by Koichi Tohei
1969, Paperback, 174 pages
Aikido in Daily Life
by Koichi Tohei
May 1966, Hardback, 202 pages
Ki Training Guides
by Koichi Tohei
1974, Paperback

Books by Other Authors
These books were written under the direct supervision of Tohei Sensei or by Ki Society instructors in the United States.

Ki: A Practical Guide for Westerners
by William Reed, forward by Koichi Tohei
July 1986, Paperback, 226 pages
A Road That Anyone Can Walk: Ki
by William Reed
June 1992, Paperback, 340 pages
Aikido with Ki
by Koretoshi Maruyama, supervised by Koichi Tohei
June 1984, Paperback, 300 pages
Ki in Aikido: A Sampler of Ki Exercises
by C. M. Shifflett
May 1998, Paperback, 256 pages
Aikido Exercises for Teaching and Training
by C. M. Shifflett
January 2000, Paperback, 300 pages
Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere
by Adele Westbrook and Oscar Ratti
September 1994, Paperback, 375 pages

Other Titles of Interest
These books were read by Tohei Sensei in his youth and had a profound impact on him.

The Roots of Wisdom: Saikontan
by Hung Ying-Ming
February 1985, Hardback, 160 pages
Bushido, the Soul of Japan
by Inazo Nitobe
June 1975, Paperback, 112 pages
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