Are you able to “steal” techniques through careful observation? This is the mark of a skilled martial artist. Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba passed over four decades ago, so our link to him are a few writings, audio recordings, and several hours of film footage. The films of O-Sensei, in particular, offer a treasure house of information to the careful observer. This does not refer to step-by-step, how-to instruction.
In the six-DVD set in the Aikido Journal catalog, you will see the consummate master in action. You will notice the subtleties of distancing and positioning, capture of the attacker’s ki, deft blending, soft touch movements concealing tremendous power, and the spirit of love and protection enveloping the Founder’s partner.
All of this and much more await motivated aikido practitioners determined to understand the roots of the art, and “steal” the Founder’s techniques. Have a look at the video below to get a glimpse of that which we speak.