Morihei Ueshiba Asahi News Demo "Budo": 1935
This video features a pre- WW II demonstration produced by Asahi Newspaper Company. This video represents the transitional phase of O-Sensei's art from Daito-ryu Aikijujitsu to modern aikido. The video includes a few warm-up exercises, swariwaza, hanmi handachi (two attackers), tachiwaza including ninindori and randori, juken (jotori), and ken (kata and tachidori).
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