Instructional

  • Seigo Yamaguchi in Paris

  • Daito-ryu: Katsuyuki Kondo, Volume 1

    This is the first of a multi-part series of instructional videos covering the Daito-ryu curriculum. The Daito-ryu Aikijujitsu Mokuroku (curriculum) is comprised of 118 techniques.

    After a brief history of the art, Kondo Sensei explains the six basic principles: Rei, Metsuke, Maai, Kokyu, Kuz...

  • Nishio Aikido: Part 1: Gyakuhanmi Katatedori

    This is Part 1 of the Nishio Aikido instructional series. This video begins with an introduction by Shoji Nishio Shihan. He shares his thoughts on the nature of aikido, discusses his thoughts on the martial aspects of the art, and warns of pitfalls for aikidoka as they carry the art into the fut...

  • Nishio Aikido: Part 2 Aihanmi Katatedori (kosadori)

    This is Part 2 of the Nishio Aikido instructional series. Techniques include Joyho kaiten (taisabaki), ikkyo, shihonage, nikyo, iriminage, kotegaeshi, and sankyo. Nishio Sensei demonstrates weapon-based variants of these empty-handed techniques.

  • Christian Tissier: 2005 Technical Demo

    A special demonstration by Christian Tissier Shihan filmed during 2005 Aiki Expo in French with English subtitles.
    Do you do tenkan out of habit? Are there any other directions you can move to execute a technique? Tissier Shihan explores and explains different approaches to various attacks in t...

  • Morihiro Saito: Aiki-jo Part 1

    This is Part 1 of Saito Shihan's jo instructional video. The video includes jo suburi movements, O-Sensei's jo kata movement, and jo awase movements.

  • Aiki Expo 2003: Part 2

  • Morihiro Saito: Aiki-jo Part 2

    This is Part 2 of Saito Shihan's jo instructional video. In this video, he demonstrates the 31 kumijo and the 10 kumijo (developed by Saito) and explains each movement step-by- step.

  • Aiki Expo 2003: Part 1

  • Morihiro Saito: Atemi

    A short demonstration of various atemi techniques filmed in 1975 with Saito Sensei. This quick overview of a vast array of atemi options is a valuable overview that is informative to aikido practitioners of all levels.

  • Morihiro Saito 1974 San Francisco Seminar: Part 2

    This long-lost film was made in 1974 in San Francisco and Oakland, California on the occasion of Morihiro Saito’s first American seminar. He was 46 years old and in his prime and traveling abroad for the first time. Saito Sensei made a lasting impression for his technical and teaching skills and ...

  • Morihiro Saito: Aiki-ken

    This is Morihiro Saito's Aiki-Ken (sword) instructional video. This video includes ken suburi exercises with step-by-step instructions.

  • Morihiro Saito 1974 San Francisco Seminar: Part 1

    This long-lost film was made in 1974 in San Francisco and Oakland, California on the occasion of Morihiro Saito’s first American seminar. He was 46 years old and in his prime and traveling abroad for the first time. Saito Sensei made a lasting impression for his technical and teaching skills and ...

  • Morihiro Saito : Jo-dori and Jo-nage

    Morihiro Saito Shihan (9th dan) teaches Jo-dori and Jo-nage at Iwama dojo in 1988. Patricia Hendricks Shihan takes ukemi and and translates during the class.

    Saito Shihan explains the differences between Hombu dojo style and Iwama style jo techniques.

  • Koichi Tohei 1974 Seminar: Part 2

    Part 2 of surviving footage of a seminar conducted by Koichi Tohei in 1974 in San Francisco, California. This was near the period of time of his resignation as chief instructor from the Aikikai Hombu Dojo. Tohei Sensei was teaching a mixture of his style of aikido techniques together with the “Ki...

  • Stanley Pranin Instruction at San Leandro

    An excerpt from a class with Stan at Aikido of San Leandro (Patricia Hendricks Shihan's dojo) in 2014. Stan explores key differences between modern aikido and O-Sensei's early aikido.

  • Koichi Tohei 1974 Seminar: Part 1

    Part 1 of surviving footage of a seminar conducted by Koichi Tohei in 1974 in San Francisco, California. This was near the period of time of his resignation as chief instructor from the Aikikai Hombu Dojo. Tohei Sensei was teaching a mixture of his style of aikido techniques together with the “Ki...

  • Nishio Aikido Part 9: Aikido Toho Iai Part 2

  • Nishio Aikido Part 8: Aikido Toho Iai Part 1

  • Noriaki Inoue: Aikido's Forgotten Pioneer, Part 1

    Part 1 of a documentary on Noriaki Inoue, widely regarded Morihei’s number one student who often taught in his uncle’s stead. Among the prewar students of the Founder, he had the reputation of being Morihei’s most skilled disciple and was said to move in a manner virtually identical to his famous...

  • Nishio Aikido Part 7: Katadori Menuchi

  • Noriaki Inoue: Aikido's Forgotten Pioneer, Part 2

    Part 2 of a documentary on Noriaki Inoue, widely regarded Morihei’s number one student who often taught in his uncle’s stead. Among the prewar students of the Founder, he had the reputation of being Morihei’s most skilled disciple and was said to move in a manner virtually identical to his famous...

  • Nishio Aikido Part 6: Ryotedori | Sodedori

  • Nishio Aikido Part 5: Yokomenuchi