If you'd like to get the videos for the ASU testing requirements, then I would probably recommend Saotome sensei's tapes "Principles of Aikido," "Sword of Aikido," and "Staff of Aikido" from Arete Press
. The latter two, "Sword" and "Staff", contain the 12 kumitachi and 6 kumijo required for yudansha gradings.
Ikeda sensei's tapes are, in my opinion, really good too -- just not as "testing requirement" oriented as Saotome sensei's tapes.
[Edited by akiy on August 17, 2000 at 11:37pm]