Video: Rinjiro Shirata — “A Catalog of Prewar Aiki Budo Techniques″

This videoclip is the first of a three-part series made in commemoration of Rinjiro Shirata Sensei’s 70th birthday celebration. Here Shirata Sensei demonstrates scores of prewar Aiki Budo techniques including literally hundreds of techniques, some basic, some advanced, from the following technical groupings: iriminage, shihonage, kaitennage, kotegaeshi, and tenchinage. This video, nearly 30 years old and virtually unknown, will help aikido instructors and practitioners bridge the gap between the prewar curriculum of Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba and modern aikido. It is a landmark resource in our efforts to understand the evolution of aikido technique over the years.

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