“Absolute Proof of the Roots of Morihei’s Aiki Ken!”
This video features clips from the Kashima Shinto-ryu and Yagyu Shingan-ryu demonstrations which were part of the 3rd Aikido Friendship Demonstration. This event was sponsored by Aiki News and took place in September 1987 in Tokyo. Morihei Ueshiba studied these two classical schools prior to the establishment of aikido.
Of special interest is the first section of footage in the Kashima Shinto-ryu clip as it contains a demonstration of the first kumitachi of this school that was later incorporated by Morihei Ueshiba into his Aiki Ken. This and many other weapons techniques form part of the Iwama Aikido weapons curriculum disseminated by Morihiro Saito Sensei, 9th dan, from the 1970s forward.
TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY OF THIS SPECIAL OFFER!
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 in DVD or downloadable format — your choice! — are included in the package which includes over 9 hours of rare footage. 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.
This special offer is available through Saturday, June 1, for the special price of $89.95 for the 6-DVD set or $49.95 for the same set in downloadable format.