Video: Morihei Ueshiba — “The Founder of Aikido,” highlights of rare film documentary

“Watch for O-Sensei’s incredible ability to perceive his partner’s intent before the attack even starts!”

The Founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba, remains an enigmatic figure for many practitioners of aikido. This is related to the fact that a significant part of his martial arts’ odyssey, and many pivotal events in the development of aikido took place before World War II. In the post war period, Morihei spent a great deal of time in Iwama until the mid-1950s. By the time O-Sensei started to appear with some regularity at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo, he was already in his 70s and considered by most to be in retirement. “The Founder of Aikido” is an important visual document that gives today’s practitioners a window into this phase of the life of Morihei Ueshiba. Scene by scene, we gain a glimpse at his incredible technique, his home and family life in Iwama, and his presence at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo in Tokyo…

Click here to view the video of highlights from “The Founder of Aikido

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