Aikido | 31 Jo Kata Partner Practice

The Aiki Jo developed by Morihei Ueshiba (O’Sensei) is a method of using Japanese staff techniques to teach the principles of Aikido. The 31 Jo Kata is a staff form that was taught by O-Sensei in Iwama. It was preserved by Saito Sensei and now forms part of of the Iwama Ryu Aikido syllabus. The… Continue reading Aikido | 31 Jo Kata Partner Practice

How to: Ukemi with weapons – Aikido Virtual Dojo

We are adding another video about practice of ukemi – this time with the basic weapons used in Aikido: tanto, jo and bokken. Enjoy the practice. 🙂 Durward Burrell – 5th Dan Aikikai Marcin Hernik – 3rd Dan Aikikai source

Fake 12th Degree Aikido Master Exposed

This Aikido master claims to be a 12th degree black belt , a representative of a special specnaz anti-terrorist self defense system and more. In this video we will take a closer look at his claims and how it’s actually easy to expose fake martial arts masters like him. To learn more about Vladimiras Lisicynas… Continue reading Fake 12th Degree Aikido Master Exposed

What Does Aikido Mean

I’ve been doing Aikido for over 29 years and teaching for 19 years, and I constantly ask myself, “what does aikido mean?” Always trying to figure out how to improve my understanding of it as well as my techniques. In 1991 I traveled to Japan to study Aikido and deep my understanding of what it… Continue reading What Does Aikido Mean

Complete All-in-One Aikido Tutorial – 2017

Welcome to a complete all in one Aikido tutorial where we cover all subjects from Aikido traditions, basics, techniques to weapons. For your convenience this video is with menus, which work only on a PC so we suggest watching it with it. Time placement: 4:00 Start of Tutorial 4:30 Tying a Belt 6:18 Etiquette 20:18… Continue reading Complete All-in-One Aikido Tutorial – 2017

My Response to my Haters and My Hippy Dancy Aikido Thing Explained

Recently a video was published of me doing a hippy dancy Aikido thing. The poster used it as “proof” that my Aikido was inadequate. Here’s my response. — Welcome to the Martial Arts Journey YouTube channel! My name is Rokas. I’m a Lithuanian guy who trained Aikido for 14 years, 7 of them running a… Continue reading My Response to my Haters and My Hippy Dancy Aikido Thing Explained

Deflecting an Attack Effortlessly | Aikido Self Defense | Self Defense Moves | FightFast

Deflecting an incoming attack with your hands is not an easy technique to master, but can be an effective way to neutralize at attacker. In this self defense tip Michael Tan demonstrates how to use your hands in an open hand position with the thumbs tucked, to deflect and intercept an incoming attack. This will… Continue reading Deflecting an Attack Effortlessly | Aikido Self Defense | Self Defense Moves | FightFast

Was I Wrong About Aikido?

I challenged Aikido practitioners to prove that their martial art works. The videos I received made me reconsider my previous opinion. — Welcome to the Martial Arts Journey YouTube channel! My name is Rokas. I’m a Lithuanian guy who trained Aikido for 14 years, 7 of them running a professional Aikido Dojo until eventually I… Continue reading Was I Wrong About Aikido?

Aikido Black Belt vs BJJ Black Belt

After 15 years of Aikido practice and 4 years of BJJ I decided to try my Aikido against a BJJ black belt. Here’s what happened. — Welcome to the Martial Arts Journey. My name is Rokas. I trained Aikido for 15 years, 7 of them running a professional Aikido Dojo until eventually I realized that… Continue reading Aikido Black Belt vs BJJ Black Belt