This week’s special includes two treasures for those interested in studying directly the techniques taught by Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba. The first item is a fascinating DVD titled “Budo” by Morihiro Saito, 9th dan, that is a recreation of all of the 50 techniques of Morihei Ueshiba’s 1938 training manual “Budo.” This video is a gold mine for aikidoka desiring to go to the source and familiarize themselves with the actual techniques executed by the Founder, rather than the various derivative forms seen today.
The second product, titled Takemusu Aikido Special Edition: “Budo,” expands upon the contents of O-Sensei’s “Budo” manual, and contains the same material in book form. This manual by Saito Sensei takes you through the execution of O-Sensei’s techniques in great detail with numerous notes describing the evolution of the Founder’s thinking from the prewar to the postwar era. “Budo” the book, contains hundreds of photos of both O-Sensei and Saito Sensei demonstrating, and breaks down each technique for you in easy-to-follow steps.
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