I experienced an aikido class for the first time! Here Masahiro Shioda, grandson of aikido legend Gozo Shioda taught me that it’s different to other martial arts. It is not about strength but it’s more about deflecting opponents using the mind. A big thank you to WOW! Japan Experience+ for letting me partake in their… Continue reading Aikido experience: So what is it?
I had the privilege of visiting the founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba, in his dojo in Tokyo in 1960. Also present were his son Kisshomaru and grandson Moriteru. Also Robert Nadeau Shihan. I made a 16mm film for my TV documentary on Japan. See my other 1000 clips by searching YouTube with ‘michael rogge’ Website… Continue reading Aikido performance by Morihei Ueshiba in 1960 合気道
This is an insight into the world of the Uchideshi in Japan. This is the intern or student apprentice who often lives with the master or head of the dojo and becomes their assistant. Meanwhile every day they train in the dojo. This clip is taken from Episode Three: Aikido from warriors of Budo series.… Continue reading The Aikido Uchideshi by Empty Mind Films
Video: Ueshiba Moriteru Doshu and www.aikido.at Aikido Linz at the 48th All Japan Aikido Demonstration 2010/05/22 – 第48回全日本合気道演武大会の案内 – Nippon Budokan, (High Definition HD, 16:9, engl. subtitles) source