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Morihiro Saito: Lost Seminars, Part 1

Price: $29.95

This DVD contains rare footage of two seminars conducted by Morihiro Saito Sensei in 1985-86 in Italy that sat in storage for nearly two decades. Now fully restored using digital technology, these seminars of Saito Sensei at his peak are now available to the public. This is an outstanding opportunity to see and learn from Saito Sensei in his prime. Several sessions are presented with Saito Sensei explaining and demonstrating scores of aikido and weapons techniques in his own inimitable manner. The program also includes an introduction and closing comments by Aikido Journal Editor Stanley Pranin who accompanied Saito Sensei during these seminars.

   

Morihiro Saito: Lost Seminars, Part 2

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This DVD features an outstanding seminar given by Morihiro Saito Sensei in Italy in May 1985. Saito Sensei was 58 years old at the time and in fine form. This particular event was the third of many seminars he would give over the years in Italy. The program also includes an introduction and closing comments by Aikido Journal Editor Stanley Pranin who accompanied Saito Sensei during these seminars as his interpreter. This high-quality, professionally shot event has now been fully restored and is presented for the first time.

   

Morihiro Saito: Lost Seminars, Part 3

Price: $29.95

This is the third part of a DVD series presenting never-before-seen footage of Morihiro Saito Sensei as he appeared in 1988 while teaching a seminar in San Diego, California. Saito Sensei visited Sunset Cliffs Aikido in San Diego on several occasions starting from the mid-1980s through the early 1990s. This material has been in storage for over 20 years and has been digitally remastered for optimum viewing quality.

   

Morihiro Saito: Lost Seminars, Part 4

Price: $29.95

This is the fourth volume of a DVD series presenting important historical footage of Morihiro Saito from his active years conducting seminars in Japan and abroad. The footage you will see in this program is from a weekend seminar Saito Sensei taught in 1989 at Sunset Cliffs Aikido in San Diego, California.

This DVD includes many techniques from ryotedori, shomenuchi, and morotedori attacks. Saito Sensei also gives a detailed presentation of nikyo techniques and seldom-taught releases from a variety of ushiro holds. With the release of each DVD of the "Lost Seminars" series, the body of technical information on Saito Sensei's teaching methodology grows to the benefit of practitioners everywhere.

   

Morihiro Saito: Lost Seminars, Part 5

Price: $29.95

This is the fifth volume of a DVD series presenting important historical footage of Morihiro Saito from his active years conducting seminars in Japan and abroad. The footage you will see in this program is from a weekend seminar Saito Sensei taught in 1991 at Sunset Cliffs Aikido in San Diego, California.

The material covered in this program includes the complete series of morotedori kokyuho exercises, numerous ushiro ryotedori and eridori techniques, and--a special treat—the rarely seen ninindori series, advanced techniques against two opponents. Without doubt, this program makes a significant contribution to the steadily growing catalog of techniques of Saito Sensei available on DVD.

   

Morihiro Saito: Lost Seminars, Part 7

Price: $29.95

This program is the seventh part of a DVD series presenting important historical footage of Morihiro Saito from his active years conducting seminars in Japan and abroad. The scenes you will see in this compilation are from a weekend seminar Saito Sensei taught in 1994 at Sunset Cliffs Aikido in San Diego, California.

The instruction in this DVD covers in great detail iriminage, kotegaeshi, and koshinage techniques from numerous different attacks including both basic and ki no nagare variations. Saito Sensei reveals the depth of Iwama Aikido in his own inimitable teaching style delivering an essential instalment of still more of the vast technical curriculum bequeathed by the Founder of Aikido.

   

Noriaki Inoue: Aikido's Forgotten Pioneer

Price: $29.95

Morihei Ueshiba is widely recognized as the founder of aikido, a modern Japanese martial art with a strong spiritual emphasis. What is known only to a few, however, are the contributions of Ueshiba’s nephew, Noriaki Inoue, to the development of the precursor of aikido called “Aiki Budo.”

Noriaki Inoue was raised in the Ueshiba home in Tanabe in the early part of the 1900s. He was with Morihei when his uncle studied Daito-ryu Jujutsu in Hokkaido under Sokaku Takeda. Inoue also became a devout member of the Omoto sect having extensive personal contact with Onisaburo Deguchi, and developed a deep spiritual understanding paralleling that of Morihei. When Morihei taught his budo in Tokyo and Osaka during the 1920s and 30s, Inoue served as his senior assistant playing a pivotal role in the creation of Aiki Budo.

   

Christian Tissier: San Francisco Aikido Project (2009)

Price: $24.95

We are pleased to announce an outstanding new DVD featuring Christian Tissier, James Friedman, Bruce Bookman, and Clovis Silva as they appeared at the recently-held San Francisco Aikido Project. These top Aikido and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructors participated in the event hosted by the Suginami Aiki in June 2009 in San Francisco, California.

This information-packed DVD you won't want to miss captures highlights of these masters' seminars taught in an intimate setting that attracted many advanced martial artists. The programs runs a full 108 minutes filled with expert instruction and demonstrations.

   

Morihei Ueshiba: Aiki Budo

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The first installment in a six-part series on the founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba. This is an in-depth look at the prewar art of Morihei Ueshiba featuring the rare 1935 Asahi News Film!

Documentary: Morihei Ueshiba, 1883-1942

This exciting DVD showcases the prewar Aiki Budo of Morihei Ueshiba, Founder of Aikido. The program begins with a documentary written and produced by Aikido Journal Editor-in-chief Stanley Pranin that traces the life of the Founder from his boyhood in Tanabe through his retirement to Iwama in 1942. Morihei’s early martial arts training, his study of Daito-ryu aikijujutsu under the famous Sokaku Takeda, his involvement with the Omoto religious sect led by Onisaburo Deguchi, and a history of Ueshiba’s Kobukan Dojo are presented.

   

Morihei Ueshiba: Takemusu Aiki

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This is the second installment in a six-part series on the founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba. "Takemusu Aiki" includes five rare films of the Aikido Founder shot on location in Wakayama Prefecture, Osaka and Tokyo. Morihei Ueshiba is seen here in film clips spanning the years from 1952-1958 plus a fascinating historical documentary. O-Sensei demonstrates hundreds of seated and standing techniques, as well as the jo and ken, the staff and sword of aikido.

   

Morihei Ueshiba: Rendez-vous with Adventure

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This DVD presents the full, uncut version of a fascinating U.S. television documentary on aikido produced in 1958. It follows the adventures of an American tv crew who first cover the opening of the majestic Tokyo Tower with all its pomp and ceremony. Next, they pay a visit to the Aikikai Hombu Dojo in Tokyo to find out what aikido is all about.

   

Morihei Ueshiba: Divine Techniques

Price: $29.95

This is the fifth DVD of Aikido Journal's definitive DVD series on the Founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba. "Divine Techniques" is comprised of a collection of 12 films of O-Sensei—several of them in color--from the period of 1962 to shortly before his death in 1969. It also includes a heretofore unpublished audio recording of the Founder's voice.

   

Morihei Ueshiba: The Founder of Aikido

Price: $29.95

This DVD is the final installment of a six-part series on the Founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba.

The first section is the uncut version of a Japanese tv documentary titled “Aikido” produced in 1961. This film focuses on the life and techniques of Morihei Ueshiba, and was shot on location in Iwama and Tokyo. It contains beautiful footage of the Founder in his daily life and during training. There are many marvelous action scenes, including an incredible display of empty-handed techniques, defenses against multiple attacks and a live sword!

   

Christian Tissier: "An Aikido Odyssey"

Price: $24.95

This one-of-a-kind DVD presents an in-depth look at the life and art of one of Aikido's preeminent masters, Christian Tissier, 7th dan. Having begun Aikido as a boy in France in 1962, Tissier spent eight years in Japan at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo in Tokyo training with many of the art's top masters. On his return to his native France, he brought back a new kind of Aikido that soon captured the imagination of the Aikido world in his country and practitioners throughout Europe. Tissier is at present the leading figure in the FFAAA organization, one of France's two large Aikido associations. He is the sole foreign instructor to have taught at the International Aikido World Congress.

   

Koichi Tohei - "Aikido with Ki"

Price: $29.95

Breakthrough DVD featuring Aikido's first 10th dan in his prime!

Koichi Tohei is one of the most important figures in the postwar development of aikido. He played a pivotal role in spreading the art in Japan and the USA from the early 1950s through the mid-1970s. Tohei traveled abroad on numerous occasions during his active years conducting seminars and demonstrations. He is also a prolific author, having published many works in Japanese and English. His publications had a strong influence both technically and philosophically on early aikido practitioners.

   

Aiki Ken on DVD

Price: $24.95

This is the first of a two-DVD set covering most of the Iwama Aiki Ken and Aiki Jo curriculum expertly demonstrated by Morihiro Saito, 9th dan. These ken and jo forms were compiled and refined by Saito Sensei based on his weapons training directly under Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba. These DVDs present the most detailed instruction available on aikido weapons and clearly depict each sword and staff movement in an easily-understood manner.

   

Aiki Jo on DVD

Price: $24.95

This is the second of a two-disc set covering most of the Iwama Aiki Ken and Aiki Jo curriculum expertly demonstrated by Morihiro Saito, 9th dan. These ken and jo forms were compiled and refined by Saito Sensei based on his weapons training directly under Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba. These DVDs present the most detailed instruction available on aikido weapons and clearly depict each sword and staff movement in an easily-understood manner.

   

Aiki News / Aikido Journal Archives on DVD

Price: $29.95

This archive contains the most complete collection available of documents on all aspects of Aikido, Daito-ryu aikijujutsu, and other Japanese martial arts. It includes hundreds of articles, interviews, essays, and events replete with thousands of photos.

Aiki News--later renamed Aikido Journal--began as a small newsletter first published in 1974 and eventually grew into one of the most respected magazines dedicated to Aikido.

   

Shoji Nishio: Nishio Aikido, Vols. 1 & 2

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Gyakuhanmi Katatedori / Aihanmi Katatedori

Shoji Nishio Sensei is one of aikido's most innovative teachers incorporating elements from his extensive experience in judo, karate, iaido, and jojutsu in his martial-oriented interpretation of aikido. Nishio Sensei has also developed an elaborate series of bokken, jo, and iaido variations of key techniques as part of his comprehensive system. Each DVD in this series two remastered programs from our Nishio video series from 1996-97. The visual quality of these DVDs is outstanding!

   

Shoji Nishio: Nishio Aikido, Vols. 3 & 4

Price: $29.95

Shomenuchi 1 / Shomenuchi 2

Shoji Nishio Sensei is one of aikido's most innovative teachers incorporating elements from his extensive experience in judo, karate, iaido, and jojutsu in his martial-oriented interpretation of aikido. Nishio Sensei has also developed an elaborate series of bokken, jo, and iaido variations of key techniques as part of his comprehensive system. Each DVD in this series two remastered programs from our Nishio video series from 1996-97. The visual quality of these DVDs is outstanding!

   

Shoji Nishio: Nishio Aikido, Vols. 5 & 6

Price: $29.95

Yokomenuchi / Ryotedori-Sodedori

Shoji Nishio Sensei is one of aikido's most innovative teachers incorporating elements from his extensive experience in judo, karate, iaido, and jojutsu in his martial-oriented interpretation of aikido. Nishio Sensei has also developed an elaborate series of bokken, jo, and iaido variations of key techniques as part of his comprehensive system. Each DVD in this series two remastered programs from our Nishio video series from 1996-97. The visual quality of these DVDs is outstanding!

   

Morihiro Saito: Lost Seminars, Part 6

Price: $29.95

This program is the sixth part of a DVD series presenting important historical footage of Morihiro Saito from his active years conducting seminars in Japan and abroad. The scenes you will see in this compilation are from a weekend seminar Saito Sensei conducted in 1992 at Sunset Cliffs Aikido in San Diego, California.

The material covered in this program includes the complete series of koshinage techniques with some 30 variations, plus numerous munadori, katatedori, shomenuchi, yokomenuchi and ushiro techniques presented in Saito Sensei’s inimitable teaching style. This DVD will prove an essential part of the educational material of anyone interested in mastering the fine points of Iwama Aikido.

   

Aikido Classics 1: Postwar Greats

Price: $39.95

This DVD is a collection of precious historical films featuring aikido's most famous figures. These are the teachers most responsible for the broad success of aikido following World War II. Beginning with the unbelievable art of Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba, each of these teachers developed his own unique approach and technical style and inspired legions of enthusiasts. The footage contained in this wonderful DVD represents some of the highest levels of aikido yet seen.

   

Shoji Nishio: Nishio Aikido, Vols. 7 - 9

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Katadori Menuchi / Aikido Toho Iai, Parts 1 & 2

Shoji Nishio Sensei is one of aikido's most innovative teachers incorporating elements from his extensive experience in judo, karate, iaido, and jojutsu in his martial-oriented interpretation of aikido. Nishio Sensei has also developed an elaborate series of bokken, jo, and iaido variations of key techniques as part of his comprehensive system. Each DVD in this series two remastered programs from our Nishio video series from 1996-97. The visual quality of these DVDs is outstanding!

   

Aiki Expo 2005 Seminars, Part 1

Price: $34.95

On May 27-29, 2005, one of the most significant martial arts events of our time was held in Los Angeles, California. Aiki Expo 2005 featured a stellar lineup of 36 top instructors from aikido, Daito-ryu aikijujutsu, traditional karate, Russian Systema, and several classical Japanese martial arts. Over 500 practitioners were in attendance for this memorable weekend. All practitioners of these and other arts will find a treasure trove of valuable material in these seminars captured live on video.

   

Aiki Expo 2005 Seminars, Part 2

Price: $34.95

On May 27-29, 2005, one of the most significant martial arts events of our time was held in Los Angeles, California. Aiki Expo 2005 featured a stellar lineup of 36 top instructors from aikido, Daito-ryu aikijujutsu, traditional karate, Russian Systema, and several classical Japanese martial arts. Over 500 practitioners were in attendance for this memorable weekend. All practitioners of these and other arts will find a treasure trove of valuable material in these seminars captured live on video.

   

Seigo Yamaguchi: A Seminar in Paris

Price: $29.95

We proudly announce the release of the first publicly available DVD featuring famous Aikikai Hombu Dojo instructor, Seigo Yamaguchi. Yamaguchi Sensei was one of the most important of the first generation of aikido instructors of the postwar era. He taught at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo in Tokyo for several decades until his passing in 1996. Having now become nearly a legend, Yamaguchi Sensei influenced several generations of practitioners within the Aikikai system during his career including many of today's senior instructors of the Headquarters school.

   

Aikido through Footwork, Vol. 1

Price: $39.95

In this beautifully shot two-volume DVD collection, Imaizumi Shihan offers his personal framework for getting back to the foundations of aikido: the study of ASHI SABAKI, or "footwork."

As Imaizumi Shihan describes this approach: "When I was young, I came across this Zen expression 'Kyakka wo shoukoseyo.' The word 'kyakka' means 'beneath your feet' and 'shoukosuru' signifies 'to pay attention to.' Thus, the expression literally means 'to pay attention to one's feet' and also implies reflection on one's conduct. So, I have practiced Aikido keeping this Zen expression in mind as a lesson. I hope that the viewers of this DVD set will appreciate the meaning of these Chinese characters I have described and derive benefit from their teaching."

   

Aikido through Footwork, Vol. 2

Price: $39.95

In this beautifully shot two-volume DVD collection, Imaizumi Shihan offers his personal framework for getting back to the foundations of aikido: the study of ASHI SABAKI, or "footwork."

As Imaizumi Shihan describes this approach: "When I was young, I came across this Zen expression 'Kyakka wo shoukoseyo.' The word 'kyakka' means 'beneath your feet' and 'shoukosuru' signifies 'to pay attention to.' Thus, the expression literally means 'to pay attention to one's feet' and also implies reflection on one's conduct. So, I have practiced Aikido keeping this Zen expression in mind as a lesson. I hope that the viewers of this DVD set will appreciate the meaning of these Chinese characters I have described and derive benefit from their teaching."

   

Morihei Ueshiba: Way of Harmony

Price: $29.95

The fourth installment in a six-part series on the founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba. This exciting DVD showcases rare films of the Founder taken between the years of 1958 and 1962. In addition, a never-before-heard audio interview of O-Sensei is presented in its entirety for the first time. Here is a full list of the contents of this wonderful new DVD of Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba:

   

Aikido Journal Members Site Subscription (Free DVD!)

Price: $29.75

Click here for Two-Year Subscription option

Sign up here for a One-Year Subscription to the Aikido Journal Members Site. Paid subscribers have access to all available materials. At the present time, this includes over 2,000 articles, encyclopedia entries, interviews, chronologies, images and videos. The vast amount of content covers virtually every aspect of aikido and related disciplines.

   

Aikido Journal Members Site Subscription (2 Free DVDs)

Price: $54.75

Sign up here for a Two-Year Subscription to the Aikido Journal Members Site. Paid subscribers have access to all available materials. At the present time, this includes over 2,000 articles, encyclopedia entries, interviews, chronologies, images and videos. The vast amount of content covers virtually every aspect of aikido and related disciplines.

   

Aiki Expo 2002 Demo, Part 1

Price: $39.95

This DVD is part one of the 5th Friendship Demonstration held in conjunction with Aiki Expo 2002 held May 3-5, 2002 in Las Vegas. It features a stellar lineup of top-ranked aikidoka of various styles and fascinating demonstrations of Daito-ryu aikijujutsu, Yanagi-ryu Aiki Jiu Jitsu, and Seibukan Jujutsu. Contents are as follows:

  • Tom Read, Founder of Aikibojitsu
  • John Goss, 5th dan Aikikai
  • Kayla Feder, 5th dan Aikikai
  • Yukio Utada, 7th dan Yoshinkan Aikido
  • Plus more...
   

Aiki Expo 2002 Demo, Part 2

Price: $39.95

Part two of the 5th Friendship Demonstration held in conjunction with Aiki Expo 2002 held May 3-5, 2002 in Las Vegas. This is the exciting conclusion of the Expo demonstration with more top aikido instructors, classical martial arts, and a spellbinding tameshi-giri presentation as the finale. A list of the demonstrators includes:

  • Dang Thong Phong, 6th dan Aikikai
  • Frank Mc Gouirk, 6th dan Aikikai
  • John Messores, 6th dan Aikikai
  • Hiroshi Ikeda, 7th dan Aikikai
  • Plus more...
   

1st Friendship Demonstration, Part 1

Price: $24.95

Part one of a two-tape set featuring lecture demonstrations by Yasuo Kobayashi, Mitsugi Saotome, Kanshu Sunadomari, Yoshio Kuroiwa.

The 1st Friendship Demonstration is one of the most famous aikido demonstrations ever held and features lecture demonstrations by the following top-level shihan: Yasuo Kobayashi, Mitsugi Saotome, Kanshu Sunadomari, Yoshio Kuroiwa, Shoji Nishio and Morihiro Saito.

   

1st Friendship Demonstration, Part 2

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Part two of a two-tape set featuring lecture demonstrations by Shoji Nishio and Morihiro Saito and the 1973 All-Japan Aikido Demonstration.

The 1st Friendship Demonstration is one of the most famous aikido demonstrations ever held and features lecture demonstrations by the following top-level shihan: Yasuo Kobayashi, Mitsugi Saotome, Kanshu Sunadomari, Yoshio Kuroiwa, Shoji Nishio and Morihiro Saito.

   

Aiki Expo 2003 Demo, Part 1

Price: $39.95

Part One - 100 min.

  • Shizuo Imaizumi, Shin Budo Kai
  • John Goss, 6th dan Korindo Aikido
  • Todd Jones, 5th dan Aikikai
  • Vladimir Vasiliev, The Russian System
  • Plus more...
   

Aiki Expo 2003 Demo, Part 2

Price: $39.95

Part Two - 117 min.

  • Yasuo Kobayashi, 8th dan Aikikai Aikido Kobayashi Dojo
  • Haruo Matsuoka, 5th dan Aikikai
  • Ellis Amdur, Araki Ryu & Toda-ha Buko Ryu
  • Dang Thong Phong, 6th dan Aikikai
  • Plus more...
   

Aiki Expo 2003 Seminars, Part 1

Price: $39.95

An intimate look at class sessions held at Aiki Expo 2003 with the nine outstanding, featured instructors. Part one contains highlights of the seminars given by each of these teachers:

  • Kenji Ushiro, Shihan, Shindo-ryu Karate
  • Katsuyuki Kondo, Hombu Dojo-cho, Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu
  • Yasuo Kobayashi, Aikido Kobayashi Dojos
  • Shizuo Imaizumi, Founder, Shin Budo Kai
  • Plus more...
   

Aiki Expo 2003 Seminars, Part 2

Price: $39.95

An intimate look at class sessions held at Aiki Expo 2003 with the nine outstanding, featured instructors. Part 2 contains highlights of the seminars conducted by the following teachers:

  • Vladimir Vasiliev, The Russian System
  • Tetsuzan Kuroda, Headmaster of Kuroda Family Bujutsu
  • Gaku Homma, Founder of Nippon Kan
  • Hiroshi Ikeda, 7th dan Aikikai
  • Plus more...
   

Budo by Morihiro Saito

Price: $29.95

In this remarkable program, Morihiro Saito Sensei reads and demonstrates the fifty techniques of Budo, from the rare training manual of Morihei Ueshiba O-Sensei published originally in 1938. All of the techniques of Budo are presented and include taijutsu, aiki ken and jo, spear and bayonet exercises. The Founder's art at this point in time is closely related to the Takemusu Aiki period of Iwama immediately following World War II. This presentation is intended as the companion to Takemusu Aikido Special Edition which covers the techniques of Budo in great depth in book form. These are the authentic techniques of aikido created by its Founder as demonstrated by one of his foremost students. Complete English voiceover of Japanese explanations by Stanley Pranin.

   

Seigo Okamoto: Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu Roppokai

Price: $29.95

Seigo Okamoto, founder of the Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu Roppokai, demonstrates the fine points of the basic and advanced techniques of this soft-style of Daito-ryu. The Roppokai features many unusual unbalancing techniques seen in no other art. This tape includes a complete English voiceover of the explanations of more than 90 Daito-ryu techniques plus a fascinating interview with Okamoto Sensei.

   

50th Anniversary of Sokaku Takeda Demo

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One of the most significant events featuring aiki-related arts ever held, this demonstration commemorates the 50th anniversary of Sokaku Takeda Sensei’s death. Held on October 4, 1992 in the annex dojo of the Nippon Budokan, this unforgettable demonstration includes performances by some of the top practitioners of Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu, aikido, and classical Japanese martial arts.

   

39th All-Japan Daito-ryu Demo

Price: $29.95

The 39th All-Japan Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu Demonstration took place in Tokyo in July 1995. The event was hosted by the Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu Hombu Dojo headed by Katsuyuki Kondo Sensei. The lineup of teachers in attendance at this historic demonstration includes a long list of high-ranked Daito-ryu, aikido, and kobudo instructors.

   

2nd Aikido Friendship Demonstration, Part 1

Price: $29.95

The first DVD is a digital mastering of one of the most exciting aikido demonstrations ever held. Part one contains lecture demonstrations by Morihiro Saito, Kenji Shimizu, and Yoshio Sugino from the 2nd Aikido Friendship Demonstration held in Tokyo in 1986. Each informative and inspiring demonstration covers the most important aspects of each teacher's interpretation of their art. The entire program features a complete English voiceover of the Japanese commentary. These performances will provide you with many valuable insights to accelerate your progress in aikido training.

   

2nd Aikido Friendship Demonstration, Part 2

Price: $29.95

The second DVD of a digital mastering of one of the most exciting aikido demonstrations ever held. Part two contains lecture demonstrations by Gozo Shioda and Minoru Mochizuki from the 2nd Aikido Friendship Demonstration held in Tokyo in 1986. Each informative and inspiring demonstration covers the most important aspects of each teacher's interpretation of their art. The entire program features a complete English voiceover of the Japanese commentary. These performances will provide you with many valuable insights to accelerate your progress in aikido training.

   

3rd Friendship Demonstration, Part 1

Price: $29.95

The 3rd Friendship Demonstration was held in Tokyo on September 6, 1987 and features four in-depth lecture demonstrations on martial arts studied by Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba prior to the creation of aikido.

The first demonstration presents Kashima Shinto-ryu, a traditional Japanese martial art school with a 500-year history whose sword has a clearly demonstrable influence on the development of Morihei Ueshiba's Aiki Ken. The Kashima Shinto-ryu is a composite system whose curriculum consists of the use of the bokken, yari, naginata, and other classical weapons. The demonstration is conducted by Headmaster Koshiro Yoshikawa and his students.

   

3rd Friendship Demonstration, Part 2

Price: $29.95

The 3rd Friendship Demonstration was held in Tokyo on September 6, 1987 and features four in-depth lecture demonstrations on martial arts studied by Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba prior to the creation of aikido.

Part two begins with an in-depth demonstration by Soke Kyoju Dairi Katsuyuki Kondo of Daito-ryu aikijujutsu. This extremely important jujutsu system was refined in the late 19th century and disseminated by the famous Sokaku Takeda, the main technical influence on Morihei Ueshiba. Kondo Sensei and his group demonstrates scores of Daito-ryu techniques that highlight the rich curriculum of this school.

   

Katsuyuki Kondo: Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu - Part One

Price: $24.95

This DVD is the perfect introduction to Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu for beginners and experienced martial artists alike. Expertly demonstrated by Soke Dairi Katsuyuki Kondo, Part one covers the tachiai ikkajo techniques of the hiden mokuroku transmission scrolls of the formerly secret Daito-ryu school.

Contents

Tachiai (10 techniques) / Ippondori, kurumadaoshi, gyakuudedori, koshiguruma, karaminage, uraotoshi, obiotoshi, kirigaeshi, kotegaeshi, shihonage. Contains complete English subtitles.

   

Katsuyuki Kondo: Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu - Part Two

Price: $24.95

Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu by Katsuyuki Kondo Hombu-cho of the Tokyo Shimbukan Dojo. Volume two of this series continues with the essential basics of Daito-ryu and covers the following techniques:

Idori (10 techniques) / Ippondori, gyakuudedori, hijigaeshi, kurumadaoshi, shimegaeshi, dakijime, karaminage, kotegaeshi, nukitedori, hizajime; Hanza handachi; (5 techniques) / Hanminage, uraotoshi, zori, kataotoshi, iriminage; Ushirodori (5 techniques) / Tachieridori, ryokatahineri, ryohijigaeshi, dakijimedori, kataotoshi.

   

Aiki Expo 2005 Demo, Part 1

Price: $34.95

This DVD is part one of the 8th Friendship Demonstration held in conjunction with Aiki Expo 2005 on May 28 in Los Angeles, California. This is one of the most exciting and inspiring martial arts demonstrations ever held! It features an outstanding roster of top-ranked aikido instructors of several different styles along with fascinating demonstrations of Daito-ryu aikijujutsu, Russian Systema, judo, jujutsu, and classical Japanese arts. Part one includes the demonstrations by the following instructors:

   

Aiki Expo 2005 Demo, Part 2

Price: $34.95

This DVD is part two of the 8th Friendship Demonstration held in conjunction with Aiki Expo 2005 on May 28 in Los Angeles, California. This is one of the most exciting and inspiring martial arts demonstrations ever held! It features an outstanding roster of top-ranked aikido instructors of several different styles along with fascinating demonstrations of Daito-ryu aikijujutsu, Russian Systema, judo, jujutsu, and classical Japanese arts. Part two includes the demonstrations by the following instructors: