Morihei Ueshiba demonstrating ken no kamai
Morihei Ueshiba performing ikkyo pin
Morihei Ueshiba Kaiso
Corallini Shihan performing kote gaeshi
Saito Shihan performing irimi nage
Saito Shihan performing ryokata dori kokyu nage
Saito Shihan performing yokomen-uchi tanren

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Saito Sensei performing morotedori kokyuho

Morotedori Kokyuho

The founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba, practiced morotedori kokyuho in every training session. Here below is a video detailing the essential elements of this exercise:   “Do this movement with the feeling of dropping your […]

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Interview with Morihiro Saito Sensei

Here below is a wonderful interview with Morihiro Saito Sensei, from October 1995. Gaku Homma (of Nippon Kan Culture Center in Denver, Colorado, USA) asks Saito Sensei about his life, mostly of Iwama and his memories […]

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Saito Sensei Explains Iwama Ryu Aikido

The video posted below is a great introduction to Aikido in general and to Iwama-Ryu Aikido in particular. Some salient comments contained in this video are:   * In Aikido there is no competition. * The […]

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