Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu Takumakai: “Techniques a Wonder of Human Ingenuity!”
An excellent documentary in Japanese on Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu Takumakai, the largest branch of the various descendants of Sokaku Takeda’s art, studied by Morihei Ueshiba beginning in 1915. The complex old-style jujutsu techniques comprising the curriculum are a wonder of human ingenuity!
An excellent documentary in Japanese on the Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu Takumakai, the largest branch of the various descendants of Sokaku Takeda’s art, studied by Morihei Ueshiba beginning in 1915. The complex old-style jujutsu techniques comprising the curriculum are a wonder of human ingenuity!
The Takumakai is a Daito-ryu organization based in the Osaka area which was created in August 1975 around Takuma Hisa, a pre-war student of both Morihei Ueshiba and Sokaku Takeda and later a prominent teacher of the art. This film was shot by the Dai Nippon Budokan as a part of a documentary series on classical Japanese martial arts.
DISCOVER THE TECHNIQUES THAT PROVIDED THE FOUNDATION FOR MORIHEI UESHIBA O-SENSEI’S AIKIDO!
A demonstration of a variety of methods for rolling safely on a concrete surface that will be of particular interest to aikidoka from the world of "parkour."..More Info
This video clip of Seishiro Endo, 8th dan, was taken at the 2013 All-Japan Aikido Demonstration in Tokyo. Endo Sensei has a very soft approach, with very subtle blends, and perfect..More Info
This is an extraordinary demonstration by Hiroshi Tada, 9th dan, the senior shihan within the Aikikai system. The energy level exuded by Tada Sensei during his performance is palpa..More Info
This is the 28 step knife Form that we practice as a way of learning and remembering the many different types of cuts, strikes parries and other particular movements of the system...More Info
Stanley Pranin: Paris Lecture on Aikido History / Conférence sur l’Histoire de l’Aïkido à Paris (2012)
Parts 1 and 2 of a lecture on Aikido history given in French by Stanley Pranin in Paris, France, on June 23, 2012. Here is the link to the English version titled "How War and Relig..More Info