Nov
17

Shoji Nishio: “The highly complex and sophisticated techniques of Aikido”

Aikido was created by Founder Morihei Ueshiba. Ueshiba Sensei used to say that aikido was created to lead Japanese martial arts in the right direction. This is certainly true. Aikido represents a major departure from its predecessor arts that focused exclusively on winning or defeating an opponent. It was created as an art to foster moral character. It is natural that the way to present aikido techniques differs greatly from that of other martial arts. It goes without saying that aikido techniques are highly complex and sophisticated…

Click here to read Shoji Nishio Sensei’s introduction to the Nishio Aikido DVD series

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