Budo: Commentary on the 1938 Training Manual of Morihei Ueshiba
ISBN/ASIN: 4900586560,9784900586567 | 0 | English | pdf | 0/176 pages | 161 Mb
Publisher: Aiki News | Author: Morihiro Saito
This special edition of the Takemusu Aikido technical series presents an historical overview of the Founders aikido techniques from the time of the mid-1930s through the Iwama period following World War II. It is based on technical material contained in the manual entitled Budo published in 1938 by Morihei Ueshiba supplemented by detailed commentary by Morihiro Saito Shihan. The technical material in this volume includes preparatory exercises, basic techniques, knife (tantodori), and sword-taking techniques (tachidori), sword vs. sword forms (ken tai ken), mock-bayonet (juken) techniques, and finishing exercises (shumatsu dosa).
Takemusu Aikido Special Edition also features a fascinating essay by Aikido Journal Editor-in-chief Stanley Pranin on the history and background of the publication of Morihei Ueshibas prewar manual Budo containing newly-discovered findings!
Morihiro Saito, is a 9th degree black belt and author of the highly acclaimed technical series, Traditional Aikido. Saito Sensei enrolled as a student of aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba in 1946. One of the arts foremost technicians, he was the acknowledged authority on aikido weapons training. Saito Sensei operated Ueshibas private dojo in Iwama, Japan and served as guardian of the Aiki Shrine for over 30 years. He traveled extensively throughout the world teaching his comprehensive aikido methods during his long teaching career.
Bilingual, Japanese and English.