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1st Friendship Demonstration, Part 1 ($24.95)

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  • Aikido Journal (2003)
  • 71 min., color
  • DVD-R, Demonstration

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.

The Friendship Demonstration which took place in 1985 introduced a new concept where teachers of different backgrounds and affiliations shared their accumulated expertise before a large, appreciative audience. The skill level of the participants in this demonstration is extremely high and their detailed explanations provide an abundance of information that will stimulate your training and understanding of the art. A full English voiceover of the Japanese commentary is included so as to make these tapes accesible to an international audience of aikidoka.

Part one includes the demonstrations of Yasuo Kobayashi, Mitsugi Saotome, Kanshu Sunadomari, and Yoshio Kuroiwa

Bonus video clips!

Yasuo Kobayashi at 1989 demonstration: This clip contains Kobayashi Sensei’s fine performance at the huge demonstration held in Tokyo in commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of Kobayashi Dojos.

Mitsugi Saotome at 1989 demonstration: Saotome Sensei and a group of his top instructors from the USA perform in this exciting video clip that features both taijutsu and weapons techniques. This video was also taken at the 20th Anniversary Demonstration of Kobayashi Dojos.

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