Video: Kenji Shimizu, Favorite Uke of Morihei Ueshiba O-Sensei

This video features Kenji Shimizu, one of the last generation of Aikikai instructors under Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba. Shimizu Sensei had a strong judo background and quickly came up through the ranks in his early aikido career. He was one of Morihei Ueshiba’s favorite uke during O-Sensei’s latter years. Shimizu Sensei’s aikido is both powerful and graceful at the same time. His ability to blend is exemplary and his technical repertoire varied, partially due to his judo background, which is revealed in certain throws. As this is a promotional film, the production quality is very high and there are many spectacular techniques displayed!

Click here to view the video of Keni Shimizu, one of O-Sensei’s favorike uke


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