“These techniques are all part of the neglected legacy left by O-Sensei”
As I was creating the “Complete Guide to Aikido”, I once again had occasion to marvel at the technical virtuosity of my teacher, Morihiro Saito Sensei. In the video footage I was editing, I found this particular section on nikyo — every practitioner’s favorite technique! — in which Sensei demonstrates eight variations. Yes, that’s right… 8! Watch the video!
Can you reel off 8 nikyos? Can your teacher? Yet, these techniques are all part of the neglected legacy left by O-Sensei. Morihiro Saito was one of the Founder’s dedicated students who spent his career promoting Morihei Ueshiba’s aikido. The “Complete Guide to Aikido” serves as a repository for this amazing body of knowledge.