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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

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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

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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.

   

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.

   

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.

   

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.

   

Budo by Morihiro Saito

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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.

   

2nd Aikido Friendship Demonstration, Part 1

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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.

   

3rd Friendship Demonstration, Part 2

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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.