Noriaki Inoue — Aikido’s Forgotten Pioneer, Part 2, Hi-res download

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Continuing where part 1 left off, this video contains rare footage of Noriaki Inoue from 8mm films shot between 1972-1976. The techniques covered in this section are “tachiwaza,” or standing techniques, of which there are a bewildering variety. The technical content of these films is fascinating. There is a strong flavor of prewar aikido, yet with a smooth, modern edge. A viewing of this footage will suggest to today’s practitioners that many aikido techniques from an earlier age have been forgotten, thus somewhat diluting our technical legacy. Serious practitioners of the art will dig in, and study these films in every technical detail, to glean insights that will benefit them in their own practice.

“There is a strong flavor of prewar aikido, yet with a smooth, modern edge.”

This video is the second part of a collection of rare footage of Noriaki Inoue, a nephew of Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba and a man of tremendous importance to the early history of aikido. Inoue was raised during a part of his youth in the Ueshiba household. He was in Hokkaido at the time Morihei Ueshiba met Sokaku Takeda, and became a member of the Omoto church just prior to his famous uncle. Inoue also collaborated with the Founder during the early years in Tokyo and Osaka and played a significant role in the early spread of Aiki Budo in Japan.

Continuing where part 1 left off, this video contains rare footage of Noriaki Inoue from 8mm films shot between 1972-1976. The techniques covered in this section are “tachiwaza,” or standing techniques, of which there are a bewildering variety. The technical content of these films is fascinating. There is a strong flavor of prewar aikido, yet with a smooth, modern edge. A viewing of this footage will suggest to today’s practitioners that many aikido techniques from an earlier age have been forgotten, thus somewhat diluting our technical legacy. Serious practitioners of the art will dig in, and study these films in every technical detail, to glean insights that will benefit them in their own practice.

Duration: 18:04
File size: 272 mb
Frame size: 720 x 480

This video contains extremely rare footage of the amazing Noriaki Inoue, nephew and collaborator of 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!

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