Aikido through Footwork, Vol. 1 ($39.95)
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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.”
These two DVDs offer a clarity of presentation unseen in most martial arts videos. Imaizumi Shihan’s teaching is offered in a series of easy-to-navigate menus, and each sequence features all technique names subtitled for easy study.
Shizuo Imaizumi Shihan began his study of aikido in 1959, and was a full-time student of Morihei Ueshiba at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo until the Founder’s death in 1969. He was Chief North America Instructor for the Ki no Kenkyukai until 1988, when he founded his Shin Budo.
2-VOLUME DVD SET FEATURES:
- Imaizumi Shihan biography
- Four Ashi Sabaki catagories
- Clear, user-friendly menus
- Technique name subtitles
- Introduction to Ashi Sabaki approach
- Full Zenpo Nage section
- Clear, crisp audio
- 3-camera angle editing
Important note: This product is available in DVD-R format free of regional codes and can be played on most DVD players and computers worldwide. Note that customers having older model DVD players or older DVD drives on their computers that are not compatible with the DVD-R format may not be able to view these DVDs. Please be sure that the player device you will be using is compatible with the DVD-R format. Customers residing outside North America with players compatible with the DVD-R format should also be able to view these DVDs as most recent European DVD players also have the ability to play NTSC-standard DVDs in addition to the European PAL format.
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