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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.
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.
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.
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 It also includes a heretofore unpublished audio recording of the Founder's voice.
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!
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.
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.
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: