Morihei Ueshiba — The Founder of Aikido, Hi-res download

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This video consists of the uncut version of a Japanese tv documentary titled “Aikido” produced in 1961. This film focuses on the life and techniques of Morihei Ueshiba, and was shot on location in Iwama and Tokyo. It contains beautiful footage of the Founder in his daily life and during training. There are many marvelous action scenes, including an incredible display of empty-handed techniques, defenses against multiple attacks and a live sword!

“Watch for O-Sensei’s incredible ability to perceive
his partner’s intent before the attack even starts!”

The Founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba, remains an enigmatic figure for many practitioners of aikido. This is related to the fact that a significant part of his martial arts’ odyssey, and many pivotal events in the development of aikido took place before World War II. In the post war period, Morihei spent a great deal of time in Iwama until the mid-1950s. By the time O-Sensei started to appear with some regularity at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo, he was already in his 70s and considered by most to be in retirement. “The Founder of Aikido” is an important visual document that gives today’s practitioners a window into this phase of the life of Morihei Ueshiba. Scene by scene, we gain a glimpse at his incredible technique, his home and family life in Iwama, and his presence at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo in Tokyo.

This video consists of the uncut version of a Japanese tv documentary titled “Aikido” produced in 1961. This film focuses on the life and techniques of Morihei Ueshiba, and was shot on location in Iwama and Tokyo. It contains beautiful footage of the Founder in his daily life and during training. There are many marvelous action scenes, including an incredible display of empty-handed techniques, defenses against multiple attacks and a live sword!

Both the late Doshu Kisshomaru Ueshiba and Morihiro Saito figure prominently as O-Sensei’s training partners. Watch for O-Sensei’s incredible ability to perceive his partner’s intent before the attack even starts! You’ll also hear the Founder’s actual voice in several scenes of him in prayer that highlight his great spirituality. This film will bring the figure of O-Sensei alive, and you are sure to be captivated by his energy and charisma!

Complete English subtitles of the Japanese narration are provided.

This film is ideal to show to students and the general public as an introduction to the Founder of Aikido and the milieu in which he lived and trained during the postwar era.

Duration: 26:53
File size: 408 mb
Frame size: 720 x 480

This is one of the most important surviving films of Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba. It is offered here in a high-resolution mp4 format for your personal video collection. You will be watching your video within minutes of your purchase. This video is affordably priced at only $4.99. It is no longer necessary to pay for shipping, customs charges, or lost packages. Nor is there any need to wait!

This classic film is also available as a DVD with an additional documentary presentation

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