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In this clip, Menkyo Kaiden holder, Katsuyuki Kondo Sensei explains the basic principles of Daito-ryu, to wit: Rei, Metsuke, Maai, Kokyu, Kuzushi, Zanshin, and Kiai. This clip is excerpted from the Aikido Journal DVD set titled “Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu – Hiden Mokuroku.”
Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu, the major technical influence on modern aikido, was a martial art taught in the first part of twentieth century Japan by the famous Sokaku Takeda of the Aizu clan, a certified martial arts’ genius. Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba met Sokaku in 1915, and immediately became engrossed in training. Daito-ryu, in Morihei’s words, “opened his eyes to budo.”
The “Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu — Hiden Mokuroku” DVD series by Kondo Sensei is the perfect introduction to Daito-ryu for beginners and experienced martial artists alike. Expertly demonstrated and explained, these two DVDs cover all of the techniques of the Hiden Mokuroku transmission scrolls of the formerly secret Daito-ryu school.
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At Aikido Journal, we have worked for decades to create materials that will bring you information you absolutely need about aikido, and all aspects of its history and evolution. This week’s special offer is yet another excellent opportunity to further your studies and gain an understanding of Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu, the martial system on which aikido was built. Your investment of $24.95 will be well spent and prove a continued source of study and inspiration! Act now!