Sep
25

Daito-ryu video: “How to emit ‘Aiki’ energy and break the opponent’s balance”

“Katsuyuki Kondo Sensei explains the basic principles of Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu”

This video offers a brief historical introduction to Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu tracing the art’s lineage from Sokaku Takeda down to Katsuyuki Kondo, Menkyo Kaiden. Kondo Sensei explains the basic principles of Daito-ryu: Rei, Metsuke, Maai, Kokyu, Kuzushi, Zanshin, and Kiai. This clip is excerpted from the Aikido Journal DVD set titled “Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu – Hiden Mokuroku.”

Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu, the major technical influence on modern aikido, was a martial art taught in the first part of twentieth century Japan by the famous Sokaku Takeda of the Aizu clan, a certified martial arts’ genius. Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba met Sokaku in 1915, and immediately became engrossed in training. Daito-ryu, in Morihei’s words, “opened his eyes to budo.”

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