Improve your Aikido dramatically with Morihiro Saito as your mentor!


Aikido Journal offers some of the most important aikido pedagogical materials available anywhere. The crown jewel of our collection is the 7-DVD set of instructional seminars by the famous Morihiro Saito Sensei, 9th dan.

This 7-DVD set contains detailed contents of seminars conducted by Morihiro Saito, 9th dan, during his foreign travels in the period of 1985-1994. A study of these excellent materials will provide aficionados of Iwama Aikido and in-depth glimpse of the teaching methodology of this great instructor, one of Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba’s closest disciples. This set includes more than 14 hours of seminar footage and literally hundreds of techniques. Each DVD contains complete English subtitles allowing viewers to closely follow Saito Sensei’s instruction.

If you already have some of the “Lost Seminars” DVDs and just need certain ones, feel free to take advantage of our special discount offer and choose only the titles you are missing.


  1. Saito was a true repository for Aikido technique with and without weapons. Simply amazing life and thorough martial artist.

  2. Pertti Eskelinen says:

    Saito sensei’s seminar’s are really good and very clear explanation of wazas. I seems that Saito’s IWAMA style has had a great impact to Scandiavian aikido.

  3. Good morning,

    What is “Kokyu” for M.Saito sensei? for example I see any watch video with M.Saito and he explain and show handarm that twist.Is it power Kokyu?
    thank for response

    Mr.Sascia Valori



  5. Hi Sascia,

    “Kokyu(-ho)” literally translates to breathing in and breathing out.

    So,Kokyu-nage refers to a “breath throw” for instance; and it may be regardless of arm-twists or wrist-bends.

    The breathing is important in all techniques, exhaling at the right moment – hence “kokyu”.

    Hope that helps.


  6. Damien- Australia says:

    When I first started training in Aikido I was told that kokyu nage (and related waza) was referred to by O-Sensei as the “Twenty Year Technique” as it was an incredibly sophisticated and challenging technique to execute effectively, especially in the first couple of decades of training !!!!

    My understanding (after my first decade of Aikido training) is that the “kokyu roku” (common in many styles of Aikido not just Iwama Ryu/Aikikai) incorporates many aspects inclusive of breath…. such as timing, correct body alignment, footwork (including hamni) distancing or mai-ai and intent, just to name a few!

    Breathing is obviously integral, and even this can be a challenge!

    Good luck with your training

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