Video: Hiroshi Ikeda demonstrates at Aiki Expo 2005
Duration: 5:01 minutes
Access: Free through Tuesday, March 20
Hiroshi Ikeda, 7th dan, is the chief instructor of Boulder Aikikai in Boulder, Colorado. He is one of the top aikido instructors in the USA due to his incredible skill level and extensive travel schedule which has carried him all over the USA and many foreign nations. This video clip from Aiki Expo 2005 which took place in Los Angeles, California, features Ikeda Sensei’s entire demonstration at the event.
Ikeda Sensei’s performance is a study of efficient movement and relaxed, explosive power. One well-known kobudo teacher once described Ikeda Sensei’s aikido as “crazy good.” He maintains perfect balance and impeccable timing to control uke. Ikeda Sensei’s aikido is exemplary in all respects.