Morihiro Saito: Lost Seminars, Part 1 (Italy, 1985-86)
This video contains rare footage of two seminars conducted by Morihiro Saito Sensei in 1985-86 in Italy that sat in storage for nearly two decades. Now fully restored using digital technology, these seminars of Saito Sensei at his peak are now available to the public. This is an outstanding opportunity to see and learn from Saito Sensei in his prime.
This high-resolution downloadable video contains rare footage of two seminars conducted by Morihiro Saito Sensei in 1985-86 in Italy that sat in storage for nearly two decades. Now fully restored using digital technology, these seminars of Saito Sensei at his peak are now available to the public. This is an outstanding opportunity to see and learn from Saito Sensei in his prime. Several sessions are presented with Saito Sensei explaining and demonstrating scores of aikido and weapons techniques in his own inimitable manner. The program also includes an introduction and closing comments by Aikido Journal Editor Stanley Pranin who accompanied Saito Sensei during these seminars.
Seminars in Turin, Italy — February 3-5, 1985 / Osimo, Italy – February 8-10, 1985
Tai no henko ▪ Morotedori kokyuho plus variations ▪ Shomenuchi ikkyo omote ▪ Shomenuchi kotegaeshi ▪ Shomenuchi nikyo ▪ Katatedori shomenuchi ▪ Happogiri ▪ Kumitachi ▪ Ki musubi no tachi ▪ Shomenuchi iriminage ▪ Koshinage introduction ▪ Jo awase ▪ 20 jo suburi ▪ Public demo (jiyu waza, jodori, kumijo)
Seminar in Osimo, Italy — June 1986
20 jo suburi ▪ 31 jo kata ▪ 31 jo kumijo ▪ Koshinage (numerous variations from multiple attacks) ▪ Kokyunage (numerous variations from mulitple attacks)
Japanese / Italian with English subtitles
Duration: 86 min., color
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