Morihiro Saito Sensei, 9th dan, was one of aikido’s premier instructors. A close student of Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba in Iwama, Saito Sensei learned his craft from O-Sensei, in many cases, on a one-to-one basis. A mastery of technical detail was the hallmark of his pedagogical method, and Saito Sensei had a reputation of producing strong, technically skilled students quickly.
Much has been written about his strong impact on the practice of aikido today. During his active years, Saito Sensei taught tens of thousands of students both in Japan and abroad. He also published a number of bilingual training manuals on aikido that sealed his reputation as one of aikido’s top authorities.
Saito Sensei passed away in 2002 at the age of 74. Those who never had a chance to study under Saito Sensei directly missed a rare opportunity. Fortunately, valuable film and video of this great teacher has survived. His wonderful legacy remains intact and easily accessible through the DVD seminars offered through Aikido Journal.
We would like to give away some DVDs…
Aikido Journal is very interested in promoting high-quality instruction and the development of first-rate aikidoka. Today’s aikido instructors are operating in a highly competitive market with many martial arts available to students. We want aikido to continue to grow and thrive! This will require legions of top-notch teachers.
We know that many of you out there knew and trained with Saito Sensei personally, or have direct experience with his teaching methodology. If you would like to win a free Lost Seminars DVD by Morihiro Saito Sensei, all you need do is leave a comment below this post telling us what you think about Saito Sensei’s instructional methods and how you would use this DVD in your own teaching.
Our 3 winners will not be drawn from a hat. We’ll choose them at our discretion based on the comments submitted because we want to know that these wonderful study materials will be used to their fullest potential. Well-thought out comments will get the most consideration, especially those submitted within the first 24 hours.
On Friday, September 7th, we will select 3 winners and announce them via email and here on the blog. You must submit your comment by Friday in order to be considered.
Also, remember that Aikido Journal offers the entire set of 7-DVDs of Saito Sensei’s authoritative “Lost Seminars” DVDs at a greatly reduced price. You will receive over 14 hours of expert instruction with complete English subtitles. Catch every word he is saying, and with a new, deeper understanding, be able to apply these lessons to your aikido! Get Morihiro Saito’s “Lost Seminars” 7-DVD Set today. We await your comment!
Get Morihiro Saito’s “Lost Seminars” 7-DVD Set today. We await your comment!