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

Takemusu Aikido Forest Row

Aikido Hanmi

The first thing you will be taught when you start practicing Aikido is the “hanmi” stance. Hanmi literally means “half-body”. From a practical standpoint this means that only half of ones body is presented to an adversary. The […]

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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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O'Sensei performing ni-no-suburi

Ken Suburi Nanahon

Here is a video of Saito Sensei demonstrating and explaining the 7 ken suburi. This video was filmed in Italy in the private dojo of Dr. Paolo Corallini Sensei in 1988.  Please also find below some […]

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Morihei Ueshiba executing tai no henko

5th Kyu Syllabus

TAI JUTSU * Hanmi * Tai Sabaki (Tsugi ashi, ayumi ashi, tenkan, irimi tenkan, kaiten, haya gaeshi) * Ukemi (Mae / Ushiro / Yoko) * Shikko * Katate Dori Tai No Henko (Kihon & Ki-no-nagare) * Morote […]

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