Morihei Ueshiba

Morihei Ueshiba

9 Episodes

Morihei Ueshiba (December 14, 1883 – April 26, 1969) was the founder of Aikido and often referred to as “O-sensei.”

Ueshiba was an exceptionally talented martial artist and a great innovator. He raised a number of students that rose to become legends in the martial arts world and great leaders in the world of aikido. Ueshiba's revolutionary art of aikido is now practiced in over 100 countries by millions.

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  • Morihei Ueshiba Asahi News Demo "Budo": 1935

    Episode 1

    This video features a pre- WW II demonstration produced by Asahi Newspaper Company. This video represents the transitional phase of O-Sensei's art from Daito-ryu Aikijujitsu to modern aikido. The video includes a few warm-up exercises, swariwaza, hanmi handachi (two attackers), tachiwaza includ...

  • Morihei Ueshiba: 1954 and 1962 Demonstrations

    Episode 1

    Two short films of Morihei Ueshiba (the Founder of Aikido).

    The first film was shot in 1954 at the old Aikikai Hombu Dojo. The second film shows a special demonstration by O-Sensei commemorating the 5th anniversary of the Johoku Branch dojo in 1962.

    Ukes include some of the top legends i...

  • Morihei Ueshiba: Iwama with Saito in 1964

    Episode 3

    This short video captures O-sensei's morning ritual of praying to the sun with his uchideshi (Saito Shihan, 9th Dan) in Iwama.

    This video includes O-Sensei training with bokken.

  • Morihei Ueshiba Radio Interview: Part 1

    Episode 4

    This video clip contains portions of a fascinating interview of the Founder conducted about 1967 during which he is questioned about aikido. As was his custom, many of the Founder’s comments reflect his spiritual views and mention Japanese kami. This recording, which includes full subtitles, affo...

  • Morihei Ueshiba Radio Interview: Part 2

    Episode 5

    This video clip contains portions of a fascinating interview of the Founder conducted about 1967 during which he is questioned about aikido. As was his custom, many of the Founder’s comments reflect his spiritual views and mention Japanese kami. This recording, which includes full subtitles, affo...

  • Morihei Ueshiba: Way of Harmony

    Episode 6

    A compilation of short films shot between 1958-1962 including a demonstration by Morihei Ueshiba at Hombu Dojo in Tokyo (suwari-waza, tachi-waza, tanto-dori, and kokyu nage).

    This compilation also includes film shot for a TV documentary in 1958 and the grand opening of the Honolulu Aikikai in...

  • Morihei Ueshiba: 1962-1969 "Divine Techniques"

    Episode 7

    Collection of Morihei Ueshiba's demonstrations from 1962-1969.

    There are 14 videos in this collection filmed at Iwama Dojo, Hombu Dojo (both old and new), and All-Japan Aikido Demonstration. The Founder is 85 years old in the last film.

  • A Focus on History: Ep. 1 Morihei's Kyoju-Dairi (Daito-ryu)

    Episode 1

    This is Episode 1 of a three-part historical series. In this video, Stan Pranin translates Morihei Ueshiba's Daito-ryu teaching certificate, or "Kyoju-Dairi," issued by Sokaku Takeda. Mr. Pranin explains the historical importance of the certificate.

  • A Focus on History: Ep. 3 Morihei's Jodori

    Episode 2

    This is Episode 3 of a three-part historical series. Narrated by Stanley Pranin, this episode provides details related to a photo of an indoor jodori demonstration by Morihei Ueshiba. His uke is Kishomaru Ueshiba, the future Doshu.