A short video editorial by Stanley Pranin on the role of weapons training in aikido. Stan describes the two main schools of thought and discusses the historical events that influenced these two divergent approaches.
The aiki-jo video course Stan references in this video is now available on A...
This is Episode 1 of a three-part historical series. In this video, Stan Pranin translates Morihei Ueshiba's Daito-ryu teaching certificate, or "Kyoju-Dairi," issued by Sokaku Takeda. Mr. Pranin explains the historical importance of the certificate.
This is Episode 2 of a three-part historical series. Narrated by Stanley Pranin, this episode provides background information on a photo of Morihei Ueshiba and Masazumi Matsumura taken during O-Sensei's failed (but adventurous) 1924 Mongolian Expedition.