Books and theory are all very well but its the regular training you get in aikido that I'm talking about.
I've looked at a couple of Shioda's books. A little black one and a big red one (can't remember names). They seemed good for descrbing how the techniques are applied but didn't have much on modern training methods.
The examples of attacks seemed really weak. Why not just train the way all the other (effective) martial arts train?