The Friendship Demonstrations
Morihiro Saito: 1985 Friendship Demonstration
This video features a demonstration by Morihei Saito Shihan.
Morihei Saito Shihan started aikido in 1946 at Iwama Dojo. He served as a Chief Instructor from 1969 until his death in 2002. Saito Shihan is one of aikido’s most prominent figures, expert in taijutsu and the aiki ken and jo. In this demonstration, he discusses history and evolution of O-Sensei's techniques, among other things. He teaches composition form of aikido including aiki ken and jo.
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Yasuo Kobayashi: 1985 Friendship Demo...
This video features a demonstration by Yasuo Kobayashi Shihan.
Yasuo Kobayashi Shihan started aikido in 1955 at Aikikai Hombu Dojo. His aikido style is classic Aikikai. He opened Kodaira Dojo in 1969 and served as Chief Instructor of the Kobayashi Dojos (over 120 groups controlled and/or affi...
Kanshu Sunadomari: 1985 Friendship De...
This video features a demonstration by Kanshu Sunadomari Shihan.
Kanshu Sunadomari Shihan started aikido in1942 and opened Manseikan Dojo in 1954 in Kumamoto, Kyushu. In the demonstration, he emphasizes the importance of blending with the opponent and controlling her/him from the moment of con...
Yoshio Kuroiwa: 1985 Friendship Demon...
This video features a demonstration by Kuroiwa Shihan. In this demonstration, he discusses the similarities between stick and empty-handed movements, using shihonage, ikkyo, nikyo, kotegaeshi.