Video: “Spectacular Daito-ryu Demonstration by Menkyo Kaiden Katsuyuki Kondo!”

“Learn about Aikido’s technical lineage!”
This video captures the entirety of a spectacular Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu given by Menkyo Kaiden Katsuyuki Kondo Sensei and his senior students in 1988. The demonstration takes place in the world-famous Nippon Budokan arena in Tokyo.

The techniques demonstrated include high-level advanced movements that display Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu at its finest. Those who have never seen this precursor art to aikido will be fascinated by the precision and complexity of Kondo Sensei’s martial arts display.

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Aikido practitioners are sure to deepen their understanding of the roots of aikido technique through a careful study of Kondo Sensei’s demonstration. Video analysis is an excellent way to train the eye to appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of one’s own martial arts skills.

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  1. Kondo Sensei is interesting. Have stolen a couple of the daito-ryu variations to “retrofit” aikido techniques.

  2. …Oh. Hadn’t thought to mention it, but video technology is within almost everybody’s grasp these days. You might find it instructive to film yourself. I do.

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