Video: Morihiro Saito demonstrates the Aiki Ken and Aiki Jo at the Aiki Shrine in 1979

This video is a rare film treasure that was shot in Iwama in front of the Aiki Shrine in 1979. Morihiro Saito Sensei is in spectacular form as he demonstrates Aiki Ken and Aiki Jo suburi and kata exercises. His movements are incredibly precise and powerful as Saito Sensei personifies the spirit and concentration that should enliven practice of the ken and jo. Saito Sensei’s uke in this film are Bernice Tom and Ryuji Inagaki, younger brother of Shigemi Inagaki, present head of the Iwama Dojo.

Here are the contents:

Ken suburi
Ken awase

Jo suburi
31-jo kata
13-jo kata
31-jo awase

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