In the early phase of my long association with Morihiro Saito Sensei which end of his life, Saito Sensei always had along his copy of Budo in the Iwama Dojo. Here again, as usual, Saito Sensei refers to his master, Morihei Ueshiba. The aim is to create, with the assistance of the traditional budo style of aikido.

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Some people say aikido is a collection of techniques, but that is not true. But the Founder always said, “If you show someone the way, you first have to do it yourself, demonstrate and show it. In this way, you can use aikido for many things. Site Map Contact us Printable format. But wherever possible, you should shout out loud.

If it should happen that you are confronted with a real situation where you have to defend yourself physically, the way you have trained in aikido is more useful than competitions. It is true that people are different.

But such a philosophical perspective is also important. This is why you should not clash or collide and get into a conflict, but instead go with the movements of another. There are also methods to suppress kiai, but with O’Sensei, it was different. He said the former aikido was not the “true” aikido. That is why weapon techniques are indispensable in aikido.


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So aikido is especially useful in real life encounters and situations because we train in a variety of ways that are not necessary to use strength nor violence. Or when the other one is a restraint person, you should spur on and encourage them.

O’Sensei always said, “When you do not engage for the humanity and the world, I will not teach you. That is why weapons are an especially important part of aikido.

Some learn with their minds by listening, while others learn with their bodies by watching. Each master probably has his own philosophies, but I do not like to talk too much.

bbudo Indeed in martial arts a big kiai is a sign of good energy. Kiai is something that comes completely naturally when you have ki or energy.

Dojo cho Aiki Dojo:: That is the moment where they can be overcome. Make a bigger kiai! A variation saiyo a principle of aikido can be applied to anyone, big or small, obese or slim, stiff or supple. How shall I put it?

Anyone can practiceunderstand, and reason with it. So the Founder did not like to talk too much. It comes by itself.

This is the feeling of aikido. Aikido is a martial art. It is important to make kiai.


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The original page is at www. This is the demand of O’Sensei. It may not be incorrect aikido, but this is what O’Sensei said. Skip to main content. In this sense, it is like that with every martial art, but in aikido, it is more prevalent.

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Usually people who talk a lot and write good essays cannot also do good aikido. There are many aikido masters, but only a few who had a lot of teaching from O’Sensei himself. In Takemusu Aikidobit by bit, new techniques appear spontaneously.

It is better not to talk too much, but to learn with the body. O’Sensei would answer the question, “What is Aikido? When O’Sensei started to talk about aikido, it became tales about God. We’ll find inhere, several quotations from the founder It is not a martial art only for ssaito or fit people.

But also if another person attacks, you should step back and listen to him or salto carefully to avoid a contention.