Video: Seigo Yamaguchi, 8th dan, at the 1994 All-Japan Demonstration

Seigo Yamaguchi Sensei was one of the leading teachers of the postwar aikido generation. He taught for many years at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo and had a legion of followers, including a great many French students who developed a predilection for his instruction. One of his most famous students is Christian Tissier of France.

Sensei’s aikido was poetry in motion. He had a unique way of blending, and then unbalancing his attacker. Many of his techniques were characterized by bobby and weaving motions and finished off with explosive throws. He had a strong background in swordwork and sword principles are clearly visible in his demonstrations.

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