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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.
Morihiro Saito is the author of the highly acclaimed technical series, Traditional Aikido, published in the early 1970s. Saito enrolled as a student of Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba in 1946. One of the art’s foremost technicians, he was the acknowledged authority on Aikido weapons training. Saito operated Ueshiba’s private dojo in Iwama, Japan and served as caretaker of the Aiki Shrine for more than 30 years. He traveled extensively throughout the world for over three decades teaching his comprehensive aikido training methods.
Stanley Pranin is a 5th degree black belt and editor-in-chief of Aikido Journal. Pranin began Aikido practice in 1962 and started training under Morihiro Saito in Iwama in 1977. He served as Saito Sensei’s interpreter at numerous international seminars during the 1980s. Pranin is the author of The Aiki News Encyclopedia of Aikido and Aikido Masters, a collection of interviews with prewar disciples of the Founder. He contributes an in-depth historical essay on Aikido and the Founder as an introduction to this book.
For further information, please read Robert Noha’s review of volume 1.
66 techniques: Exercises (3 techniques), Ikkyo (16 techniques), Nikyo (23 techniques), Sankyo (17 techniques), Yonkyo (7 techniques)
Introduction • Preface
Part One: Background
What is aikido? • An overview of aikido history • Training under O-Sensei • Spreading Iwama Aikido worldwide
Part Two: Basics
Basic techniques • Exercises • Tai no henko • Morotedori kokyuho • Suwariwaza kokyuho
Shomenuchi ikkyo omote • Shomenuchi ikkyo ura • Yokomenuchi ikkyo omote • Yokomenuchi ikkyo ura • Katatedori ikkyo omote • Katatedori ikkyo ura • Ryotedori ikkyo omote • Morotedori ikkyo omote • Sodeguchidori ikkyo omote • Sodedori ikkyo omote • Munadori (katate) ikkyo omote • Katadori ikkyo omote • Kosadori ikkyo omote • Ushiro ryotedori ikkyo omote • Ushiro eridori ikkyo omote • Ushiro eridori ikkyo ura
Shomenuchi nikyo omote • Shomenuchi nikyo ura • Yokomenuchi nikyo omote • Yokomenuchi nikyo ura • Ryotedori nikyo omote (1) • Ryotedori nikyo omote (2) • Ryotedori nikyo ura • Morotedori nikyo omote • Munadori (katate) nikyo omote • Katadori nikyo omote • Kosadori nikyo omote • Munadori nikyo henka (1) • Munadori nikyo henka (2) • Munadori nikyo henka (3) • Munadori nikyo henka (4) • Munadori nikyo henka (5) • Munadori nikyo henka (6) • Munadori nikyo henka (7) • Munadori nikyo henka (8) • Katatedori nikyo henka (1) • Katatedori nikyo henka (2) • Katatedori nikyo henka (3) • Sodedori nikyo henka
Shomenuchi sankyo omote (1) • Shomenuchi sankyo omote (2) • Shomenuchi sankyo ura (1) • Shomenuchi sankyo ura (2) • Yokomenuchi sankyo omote • Yokomenuchi sankyo ura • Katatedori sankyo omote • Katatedori sankyo ura • Morotedori sankyo ura • Katadori sankyo omote • Ushiro ryotedori sankyo henka • Ushiro ryotedori sankyo ura • Shomenuchi sankyo henka (1) • Shomenuchi sankyo henka (2) • Shomenuchi sankyo henka (3) • Shomenuchi sankyo henka (4) • Shomenuchi sankyo henka (5)
Shomenuchi yonkyo omote • Shomenuchi yonkyo ura • Yokomenuchi yonkyo omote • Yokomenuchi yonkyo ura • Ryotedori yonkyo ura • Morotedori yonkyo ura • Katadori yonkyo omote
Words of the Founder
I ordered this book and have found it to be a great reinforcement to the training received at class. I recommend this book to anyone who is considering purchasing it. The photos are clear and from excellent angles that show the techniques very well. The explanations that go with the photos are also very helpful. The book is a great companion to Saito Sensei’s Lost Seminars DVD set.
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This volume, titled Takemusu Aikido: More Basics, is the second of the comprehensive technical series authored by Morihiro Saito, 9th dan, presenting the aikido of Founder Morihei Ueshiba O-Sensei. This manual covers in exhaustive detail 76 techniques from the following series of basics: shihonage, kotegaeshi, and iriminage. Volume 2 is presented in bilingual format (Japanese-English) and provides clear, step-by-step explanations of each technique featuring over 700 illustrations.
Morihiro Saito is the author of the acclaimed technical series, Traditional Aikido, published in the early 1970s. In addition to the Takemusu Aikido technical manuals, Saito has produced a series of highly-regarded instructional DVDs.
Saito enrolled as a student of Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba in 1946. One of the art’s foremost technicians, he was the acknowledged authority on Aikido weapons training. Saito operated Ueshiba’s private dojo in Iwama, Japan and served as caretaker of the Aiki Shrine for more than 30 years until his passing in 2002. He traveled extensively throughout the world for over three decades teaching his comprehensive training methods while building large followings in the USA, Europe, and Australia.
Note on translators: Ikuko Kimura was the editor of the Japanese-language magazine Aiki News for over 20 years. Stanley Pranin is a 5th degree black belt and editor-in-chief of Aikido Journal established in 1974 as Aiki News.
76 techniques: Shihonage (32 techniques), Kotegaeshi (21 techniques), Iriminage (24 techniques)
Introduction • Preface
Shomenuchi shihonage omote • Shomenuchi shihonage ura • Yokomenuchi shihohage omote • Yokomenuchi shihonage ura • Yokomenuchi shihonage ki no nagare omote • Yokomenuchi shihonage ki no nagare ura • Katatedori shihonage omote • Katatedori shihonage ura • Katatedori shihonage henka omote • Katatedori shihonage henka ura • Ryotedori shihonage omote • Ryotedori shihonage ura • Morotedori shihonage omote (sotodori) • Morotedori shihonage ura (sotodori) • Morotedori shihonage omote (uchidori) • Morotedori shihonage ura (uchidori) • Sodeguchidori shihonage omote • Sodeguchidori shihonage ura • Kosadori shihonage omote • Kosadori shihonage ura • Tsuki shihonage omote • Tsuki shihonage ura • Hanmihandachi katatedori shihonage omote (kihon) • Hanmihandachi katatedori shihonage ura (oyowaza) • Hanmihandachi ryotedori shihonage omote • Hanmihandachi ryotedori shihonage ura • Ushiro ryotedori shihonage omote • Ushiro ryotedori shihonage ura • Shihonage omote (sword) • Shihonage ura (sword) • Yokomenuchi shihonage (sword) • Shihonage (sword vs. sword)
Shomenuchi kotegaeshi • Katatedori kotegaeshi (shita) • Katatedori kotegaeshi (ue) • Katatedori kotegaeshi ki no nagare • Ryotedori kotegaeshi (1) • Ryotedori kotegaeshi (2) • Ryotedori kotegaeshi ki no nagare • Morotedori kotegaeshi (uchidori • Morotedori kotegaeshi (sotodori) • Sodeguchidori kotegaeshi • Tsuki kotegaeshi (1) • Tsuki kotegaeshi (2) • Kosadori kotegaeshi (1) • Kosadori kotegaeshi (2) • Ushiro ryotedori kotegaeshi (1) • Ushiro ryotedori kotegaeshi (2) • Katadori kotegaeshi • Yokomenuchi kotegaeshi • Yokomenuchi kotegaeshi ki no nagare • Ushiro eridori kotegaeshi
Shomenuchi iriminage • Shomenuchikomi iriminage (1) • Shomenuchikomi iriminage (2) • Shomenuchikomi iriminage (3) • Shomenuchi iriminage ki no nagare • Yokomenuchi iriminage kihon • Yokomenuchi iriminage ki no nagare (1) • Yokomenuchi iriminage ki no nagare (2) • Katatedori iriminage (ue) • Katatedori iriminage (shita) • Katatedori iriminage (naka) • Tsuki iriminage • Kosadori iriminage (1) • Kosadori iriminage (2) • Kosadori iriminage (3) • Katadori iriminage (ue) • Katadori iriminage (shita) • Ushiro ryotedori itriminage • Ushiroeri katatedori iriminage • Ushiroeri katatedori irminage ki no nagare • Morotedori iriminage (ue) • Morotedori iriminage (shita) • Morotedori iriminage ki no nagare (shita kara ue) • Morotedori iriminage ki no nagare (ue kara shita)
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Takemusu Aikido: Basics Concluded is the third volume of this comprehensive series presenting the aikido of Morihei Ueshiba O-Sensei. Volume 3 covers the following series of techniques: koshinage, tenchinage, kaitennage, morotedori kokyuho, suwariwaza kokyuho, and jujinage. This work is profusely illustrated with more than 500 photos and includes detailed, step-by-step explanations of each technique. Bilingual, Japanese and English.
Morihiro Saito, 9th dan, is one of aikido’s most highly acclaimed teachers and recently celebrated his fiftieth anniversary in the art. He was one of the founder Ueshiba’s closest students and currently operates Ueshiba’s country dojo in Iwama, Ibaragi Prefecture while serving as caretaker of the Aiki Shrine. Saito is well-known internationally due to his numerous technical works and frequent instructional that which have taken him to more than twenty countries.
Ikuko Kimura is the Japanese Editor of Aiki News. Stanley A. Pranin is a 5th degree black and the editor-in-chief of Aiki News/Aikido Journal which he founded in 1974.
- Basic techniques
- Shomenuchi kaitennage
- Yokomenuchi kaitennage
- Yokomenuchi kaitennage ki no nagare
- Katatedori kaitennage (uchi)
- Katatedori kaitennage (soto)
- Ryotedori kaitennage oyowaza (uchi)
- Tsuki kaitennage
- Shomenuchi koshinage (1)
- Shomenuchi koshinage (2): shihonage form
- Yokomenuchi koshinage (1) ki no nagare: shihonage form
- Yokomenuchi koshinage (2): sankyo form
- Yokomenuchi koshinage (3) ki no nagare
- Yokomenuchi koshinage (4): shihonage form
- Katatedori koshinage (1)
- Katatedori koshinage (2)
- Katatedori koshinage (3): shihonage form
- Katatedori koshinage (4): shihonage form
- Ryotedori koshinage (1)
- Ryotedori koshinage (2)
- Ryotedori koshinage (3)
- Ryotedori koshinage (4): shihonage form
- Morotedori koshinage (1) shita kara ue
- Morotedori koshinage (2) shita kara ue
- Morotedori koshinage (3) ue kara shita
- Morotedori koshinage (4)
- Morotedori koshinage (5): shihonage form
- Morotedori koshinage (6): shihonage form
- Munadori katate koshinage
- Munadori shomenuchi koshinage
- Katadori koshinage (1)
- Katadori koshinage (2)
- Katadori koshinage (3): shihonage form
- Ryokatadori koshinage ki no nagare
- Kosadori koshinage (1)
- Kosadori koshinage (2)
- Kosadori koshinage (3)
- Kubishime koshinage
- Tsuki koshinage (1)
- Tsuki koshinage (2)
- Tsuki koshinage (3)
- Ryotedori tenchinage kihon
- Ryotedori tenchinage ki no nagare
- Katatedori tenchinage
- Munadori jujinage
- Ushiro ryotedori jujinage
- Ushiro katate munadori jujinage
- Ushiro katate munadori jujinage henka
- Suwariwaza kokyuho (1)
- Suwariwaza kokyuho (2)
- Suwariwaza kokyuho (3)
- Suwariwaza kokyuho (4)
- Suwariwaza kokyuho (5)
- Morotedori kokyuho (1)
- Morotedori kokyuho (2)
- Morotedori kokyuho (3)
- Morotedori kokyuho (4)
Takemusu Aikido, Volume 4: Kokyunage is the fourth volume of a comprehensive technical series covering the aikido of the Founder Morihei Ueshiba, as taught in Iwama, Ibaragi Prefecture following World War II. This manual presents some 80 variations of kokyunage, among the most important techniques in the aikido curriculum. Bilingual, Japanese and English.
Volume 4 is profusely illustrated with more than 450 photos and includes step-by-step explanations of each technique. The contents of this volume include kokyunage techniques executed from the following attacks:
78 techniques: shomenuchi (5 techniques), yokomenuchi (7 techniques), katatedori (11 techniques), ryotedori (8 techniques), morotedori (6 techniques), sodeguchidori (3 techniques), sodedori (2 techniques), munadori (5 techniques), katadori (2 techniques), tsuki (9 techniques), kosadori (3 techniques), ryoerijime (3 techniques), ushiro attacks (14 techniques)
- Editor’s Note
- Shomenuchi kokyunage 1
- Shomenuchi kokyunage 2
- Shomenuchi kokyunage 3
- Shomenuchi kokyunage 4
- Shomenuchi kokyunage 5
- Yokomenuchi kokyunage 1
- Yokomenuchi kokyunage 2 Ki no nagare
- Yokomenuchi kokyunage 3
- Yokomenuchi kokyunage 4
- Yokomenuchi kokyunage 5 Ki no nagare
- Yokomenuchi kokyunage 6 Ki no nagare
- Yokomenuchi kokyunage 7 Ki no nagare
- Katatedori kokyunage 1
- Katatedori kokyunage 2 Henkawaza
- Katatedori kokyunage 3 Henkawaza
- Katatedori kokyunage 4
- Katatedori kokyunage 5
- Katatedori kokyunage 6
- Katatedori kokyunage 7
- Katatedori kokyunage 8
- Katatedori kokyunage 9
- Katatedori kokyunage 10 Henkawaza
- Katatedori kokyunage 11 Ki no nagare
- Ryotedori kokyunage 1 (soto)
- Ryotedori kokyunage 2 (uchi)
- Ryotedori kokyunage 3
- Ryotedori kokyunage 4 Ki no nagare
- Ryotedori kokyunage 5 Ki no nagare
- Ryotedori kokyunage 6 Ki no nagare
- Ryotedori kokyunage 7 Ki no nagare
- Ryotedori kokyunage 8 Ki no nagare
- Morotedori kokyunage 1 Ki no nagare
- Morotedori kokyunage 2
- Morotedori kokyunage 4
- Morotedori kokyunage 5
- Morotedori kokyunage 6
- Sodeguchidori kokyunage 1
- Sodeguchidori kokyunage 2
- Sodeguchidori kokyunage 3
- Sodedori kokyunage 1
- Sodedori kokyunage 2
- Munadori kokyunage 1
- Munadori kokyunage 2
- Munadori kokyunage 3
- Munadori kokyunage 4
- Munadori kokyunage 5
- Katadori kokyunage 1
- Katadori kokyunage 2
- Tsuki kokyunage 1
- Tsuki kokyunage 2
- Tsuki kokyunage 3
- Tsuki kokyunage 4 Henkawaza
- Tsuki kokyunage 5
- Tsuki kokyunage 6
- Tsuki kokyunage 7
- Tsuki kokyunage 8 (Jodan)
- Tsuki kokyunage 9 (Jodan)
- Kosadori kokyunage 1
- Kosadori kokyunage 2
- Kosadori kokyunage 3
- Ryoerijime kokyunage 1
- Ryoerijime kokyunage 2
- Ryoerijime kokyunage 3
- Ushiro ryotedori kokyunage 1
- Ushiro ryotedori kokyunage 2
- Ushiro ryotedori kokyunage 3
- Ushiro ryokatadori kokyunage 1
- Ushiro ryokatadori kokyunage 2
- Ushiro ryokatadori kokyunage 3
- Ushiro ryokatadori kokyunage 4
- Ushiro eridori kokyunage 1
- Ushiro eridori kokyunage 2
- Ushiro eridori kokyunage 3
- Ushiro eridori kokyunage 4
Ushiro katate munadori
- Ushiro katate munadori kokyunage 1
- Ushiro katate munadori kokyunage 2
- Ushiro katate munadori kokyunage 3
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This volume entitled Takemusu Aikido: Bukidori & Ninindori is the fifth of the comprehensive series by Morihiro Saito presenting the aikido techniques of Morihei Ueshiba O-Sensei. Volume 5 covers the following series of techniques: tachidori, jodori, jonage, tankendori and ninindori. This work is profusely illustrated with more than 450 photos and includes detailed, step-by-step explanations and commentary on each technique.
The author, Morihiro Saito, is a 9th degree black belt and author of the highly acclaimed technical series, Traditional Aikido. Saito Sensei enrolled as a student of Founder Morihei Ueshiba in 1946. One of the art’s foremost technicians, he is the acknowledged authority on aikido weapons training. Saito Sensei operates Ueshiba’s private dojo in Iwama, Japan and serves as guardian of the Aiki Shrine. He has traveled extensively throughout the world teaching his comprehensive aikido training methods.
Sonoko Tanaka is a black-belt student of Saito Sensei and has lived and trained in Iwama. Stanley Pranin is a 5th degree black belt and the editor-in-chief of Aiki News/Aikido Journal which he founded in 1974.
60 techniques: Tachidori (13 techniques), Jodori (13 techniques), Jonage (10 techniques), Tankendori (12 techniques), Ninindori (12 techniques)
Foreword • Editor’s Note
Tachidori kokyunage 1 • Tachidori kokyunage 2 • Tachidori kokyunage 3 • Tachidori kokyunage 4 • Tachidori kokyunage 5 • Tachidori kokyunage 6 • Tachidori kokyunage 7 • Tachidori iriminage • Tachidori kotegaeshi • Tachidori koshinage • Tachidori sankyo • Tachidori rokkyo • Tachidori
Jodori kokyunage 1 • Jodori kokyunage 2 • Jodori kokyunage 3 • Jodori kokyunage 4 • Jodori kokyunage 5 • Jodori kokyunage 6 • Jodori kokyunage 7 • Jodori kokyunage 8 • Jodori kokyunage 9 • Jodori kokyunage 10 • Jodori kokyunage 11 • Jodori rokkyo • Jodori
Jonage 1 • Jonage 2 • Jonage 2 henkawaza • Jonage shihonage omote • Jonage shihonage ura • Jonage nikyo 1 • Jonage nikyo 2 - grab from behind • Jonage - grab from behind 1 • Jonage - grab from behind 2 • Jonage - grab from behind 3
Tankendori yokomenuchi gokyo • Tankendori yokomenuchi rokkyo • Tankendori tsuki gokyo • Tankendori tsuki rokkyo 1 • Tankendori tsuki rokkyo 2 • Tankendori tsuki kotegaeshi • Tankendori tsuki kokyunage • Tankendori • Tankendori hijigatame • Tankendori rokkyo -lateral knife attack to stomach • Tankendori kotegaeshi 1 - chest grab with throat thrust • Tankendori kotegaeshi 2 - rear attack
Ninindori kihon • Ninindori - when lifted upward • Ninindori - when pulled • Ninindori kokyunage • Ninindori • Ninindori - kokyunage & iriminage • Ninindori ki no nagare shihonage • Ninindori - one partner grabs chest from behind • Ninindori - when both partners grab your wrist • Ninindori - against ryotedori and morotedori grabs • Ninindori - when both wrists and shoulders grabbed • Ninindori - when both wrists and shoulders grabbed
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This special edition of the Takemusu Aikido technical series presents an historical overview of the Founder’s aikido techniques from the time of the mid-1930s through the Iwama period following World War II. It is based on technical material contained in the manual entitled Budo published in 1938 by Morihei Ueshiba supplemented by detailed commentary by Morihiro Saito Shihan. The technical material in this volume includes preparatory exercises, basic techniques, knife (tantodori), and sword-taking techniques (tachidori), sword vs. sword forms (ken tai ken), mock-bayonet (juken) techniques, and finishing exercises (shumatsu dosa).
Takemusu Aikido Special Edition also features a fascinating essay by Aikido Journal Editor-in-chief Stanley Pranin on the history and background of the publication of Morihei Ueshiba’s prewar manual Budo containing newly-discovered findings!
Morihiro Saito, is a 9th degree black belt and author of the highly acclaimed technical series, Traditional Aikido. Saito Sensei enrolled as a student of aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba in 1946. One of the art’s foremost technicians, he was the acknowledged authority on aikido weapons training. Saito Sensei operated Ueshiba’s private dojo in Iwama, Japan and served as guardian of the Aiki Shrine for over 30 years. He traveled extensively throughout the world teaching his comprehensive aikido methods during his long teaching career.
Editor’s Note • Introduction to Budo • Commentary on Budo
Kamae • Katatedori iriminage • Tai no henka (henko) • Katatedori kokyunage • Shumatsu dosa • Hiriki no yosei (Morotedori kokyuho) • Se no undo • Aiki no tanren (kokyunage) • Yokomen no tanren • Tsuki iriminage
Shomenuchi ikkyo omotewaza • Shomenuchi ikkyo urawaza ki no nagare • Shomenuchi kokyunage ki no nagare • Shomenuchi kotegaeshi ki no nagare • Shomenuchi nikyo urawaza • Shomenuchi sankyo urawaza
Yokomenuchi iriminage • Yokomenuchi shihonage • Yokomenuchi gokyo urawaza • Yokomenuchi nikyo urawaza • Yokomenuchi yonkyo omotewaza
Ryotedori shihonage omotewaza • Ryotedori shihonage urawaza • Ryotedori tenchinage ki no nagare
Ushiro eridori kokyunage (When Pulled) • Ushiro eridori katamewaza (When Pulled) • Ushiro eridori kokyunage (When Pushed) • Ushiro eridori kokyunage • Ushiro ryotedori kokyunage
Tachidori kotegaeshi • Ken shomenuchi • kokyunage • Tachidori kokyunage • Migi no henka • Hidari no henka • Yokomen Do Sayu no henka • Ken tai ken kote • Ken tai ken men 130 • Ken tai ken tsuki
Tanken tsuki kokyunage • Tankendori kotegaeshi • Tankendori gokyo urawaza
Juken • Yari
Juken tsuki kokyunage • Jukendori kokyunage • Juken tsuki rokkyo • Juken tsuki kokyunage • Juken tai juken • Yaridori kokyunage
Suwariwaza kokyuho 1 • Suwariwaza kokyuho 2 • Suwariwaza kokyuho 3 • Suwariwaza kokyuho 4
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