This 7-DVD set captures the contents of many of the seminars conducted by Morihiro Saito, 9th dan, during his foreign travels in the period of 1985-1994. A study of these excellent materials will provide aficionados of Iwama Aikido an in-depth glimpse of the teaching methodology of this great instructor, one of Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba’s closest disciples. These DVDs include more than 14 hours of seminar footage and literally hundreds of techniques. Each DVD contains complete English subtitles allowing viewers to closely follow Saito Sensei’s instruction.
PRINT EDITION DISCONTINUED. BOOKS AVAILABLE ONLY IN DOWNLOADABLE PDF FORMAT.
This work, Takemusu Aikido: Background & Basics, is the first of Morihiro Saito’s final series of Aikido technical manuals. Saito Sensei, 9th dan and one of Aikido’s leading experts, presents more than sixty variations of ikkyo, nikyo, sankyo, and yonkyo techniques, the most essential of the art’s basic forms. Illustrated with over 600 photographs and accompanied by detailed step-by-step explanations, Background & Basics provides an indispensable guide for both beginning and advanced practitioners.
Huge savings over retail price!
We are offering a special set of 6 outstanding DVDs featuring Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba. These DVDs contain rare film clips of Morihei Ueshiba O-Sensei at various stages of his life. These 6 DVDs retail normally for $149.70, but during this special you will save more than 40% off as this special offers sells for $89.95 plus shipping & handling.
This special consists two instructional DVDs and a technical volume on Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu by Katsuyuki Kondo Sensei. Kondo Sensei is the leading figure in the word of Daito-ryu, having received the Menkyo Kaiden from Headmaster Tokimune Takeda, the son of Sokaku Takeda.
Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu, the precursor to aikido techniques, was a martial art taught in the first part of twentieth century Japan by the famous Sokaku Takeda of the Aizu clan, a certified martial arts’ genius. Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba met Sokaku in 1915, and immediately became engrossed in training. Daito-ryu, in Morihei’s words, “opened his eyes to budo.”
We would like to announce the launch of a special set consisting of a book (Takemusu Aikido Special Edition) and DVD (Budo) by Morihiro Saito, 9th dan, that presents in great detail the famous 1938 technical manual titled Budo of O-Sensei. By purchasing the book and DVD on Budo together, you will realize a savings of 20% off the retail price of these companion items purchased separately.
>The Aiki Ken and Aiki Jo DVD set by Morihiro Saito Sensei, 9th dan, cover all of the basic Iwama weapons forms of the aikdo sword and staff curriculum as taught by Saito Sensei over a period of several decades.
Let's take a closer look at the content of each of these DVDs:
AIKI KEN: the Aiki Ken DVD covers the 7 ken suburi, ki musubi no tachi, 5 kumitachi and henka no tachi.
SHOJI NISHIO was one of the art’s true innovators, possessor of a dynamic style built on long years of study in other disciplines melded superbly into his unique aikido. Speed, effectiveness, and elegance are the hallmarks of Nishio Sensei’s aikido. His impact on aikido was felt strongly both in Japan and abroad due to his extensive travel and frequent seminars.
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.
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...
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...
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:
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."
This DVD Set featuring Christian Tissier Sensei is an outstanding opportunity to learn from one of today's most highly-regarded Aikido instructors. Both of the DVDs included in this offer contain detailed technical instruction that will certainly further your understanding of the art. Please read through the descriptions below for further information and to order.
For readers who would like to further deepen their study of the origins of Aikido, we have prepared a special set titled "The Pillars of Aikido" that contains Aikido Pioneers-Prewar Era, Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu: Conversations with Daito-ryu Masters, and The Great Onisaburo Deguchi. A reading of these three pivotal books will give you a deep understanding of the roots of Aikido and inform you all about Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu, the technical precursor of the art, and Onisaburo Deguchi, the famous religious leader who guided Morihei Ueshiba through a spiritual transformation.
This set consisting of two DVDs and a book at a 25% discount will bring you up to speed on the subject of Koichi Tohei, Aikido's first 10th dan, and his role in the shaping of modern Aikido. These three publications from Aikido Journal are meticulously researched and contain information available nowhere else. You will greatly benefit from being informed as to the major personalities and approaches that have combined to make Aikido the unique martial art it is today!
Step to the top of the class!
For some, Aikido is a leisure activity. For others, it is a life-transforming path they take very seriously. What is it for you?
If you fit into the later category, you train diligently and focus your energies on learning the art to perfection.
Part of your toolkit for achieving success in Aikido is an understanding of the origins of the art. Who was Morihei Ueshiba, the man who created this highly refined martial discipline? Who was the enigmatic martial genius by the name of Sokaku Takeda who disseminated Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu, the art that forever changed Morihei's life?
Two-year subscription + Two great DVDs: “Aikido Classics - Postwar Greats” and “Morihei Ueshiba - Founder of Aikido” free!
Special Offer! We are now including free copies of two great DVDs: “Aikido Classics - Postwar Greats” and “Morihei Ueshiba - Founder of Aikido” for those subscribing or renewing for two years!
In an effort to reach out to new readers, we are pleased to offer a special discount for those who take out a two-year subscription to the Online Aikido Journal at $54.75. For a limited time, you will receive at no additional charge free copies of two great DVDs: “Aikido Classics - Postwar Greats” and “Morihei Ueshiba - Founder of Aikido” , an outstanding archival DVD--a $79.90 value--featuring two outstanding DVDs feauturing Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba. You will be amazed by the footage of O-Sensei and it will provide great inspiration in your personal training.
Aikido Journal is now offering a "Collector's Edition of videos of the Aikido Friendship Demonstrations," historic events that took place in 1985, 1986, and 1987 in Tokyo, Japan. A total of 6 videos are included in the package. The following experts and martial arts appear: Saito, Shioda, Mochizuki, Nishio, Kondo, Kobayashi, Saotome, Sunadomari, Kuroiwa, Shimizu, Sugino, Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu, Katori Shinto-ryu, Kashima Shinto-ryu, Yagyu Shingan-ryu.
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...
The First Aiki News Friendship Demonstration was one of the most significant aikido events ever held. It took place in 1985 in Tokyo and featured lecture demonstrations by six Aikido greats: Morihiro Saito, Shoji Nishio, Kanshu Sunadomari, Yasuo Kobayashi, Mitsugi Saotome, and Yoshio Kuroiwa. The presentations are filled with action and thought-provoking commentary. Everything is translated into English in the form of voiceovers by Aikido Journal Editor Stanley Pranin.
Our special for this week contains two information-packed DVDs by one of aikido’s most highly-regarded instructors: Morihiro Saito, 9th dan. The DVDs we are offering are titled “Lost Seminars, Volumes 3 & 4.” These DVDs are detailed records of seminars conducted by Saito Sensei in 1988 and 1989 in California, USA. Literally scores of techniques are presented with detailed explanations, fully translated into English.
Our current special offers you an incredible value… You get the classic “2nd Aikido Friendship Demonstration,” a 2-DVD set featuring outstanding performances by six Aikido greats: Morihiro Saito, Gozo Shioda, Minoru Mochizuki, Yoshio Sugino, and Kenji Shimazu for the price of $24.95 during this sale.
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.
It is our pleasure to offer you a wonderful 4-DVD Set that captures all of the demonstrations and highlights from Aiki Expo 2005, a super-scale aikido cross-training event held in Los Angeles. This is one of the most exciting and inspiring martial arts exhibitions 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.