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

Morihei Ueshiba

Quotes from O Sensei

Aikido practice is purification of the body and mind on all levels.   Nothing is too small or too big for our misogi.[1]   If people do not understand the principle of takemusu aiki [2], they […]

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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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English Law and Self Defence

By Christopher Dunn and Kevin Pell Editor’s Note: This article is presented for educational purposes only, and is not intended to be legal advice. If anyone has questions regarding a specific set of circumstances, he […]

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Morihiro Saito Sensei - ken awase

3rd Kyu Syllabus

TAI JUTSU * Shomen Uchi Dai Sankyo (Omote & Ura) * Shomen Uchi Dai Yonkyo (Omote & Ura) * Kata Dori Dai Sankyo (Omote & Ura) * Kata Dori Dai Yonkyo (Omote & Ura) * Ryote Dori […]

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“Japan visit” by Michael Davidson

These are a few of the photos I took on visits to Japan, which hopefully give a flavour of this fascinating country. Around Tokyo Tokyo is a collection of districts linked together.   Tokyo has been […]

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31 Jo Kata (san-ju-ichi no jo kata)

This article with accompanying video of Morihiro Saito Sensei, is to help those who are currently learning the 31 Jo Kata. There will be updates to include the Kumi-Jo at a later stage. Also included is […]

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Forging a Katana

Here below is an interesting video about forging a katana. It tells of the history of the Japanese sword, explains how the steel is made, how it is forged, polished, and used in modern day […]

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