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 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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