Aiki Ken: “The kata of the first kumitachi of the Aiki Ken was modeled on a form of the same name derived from Kashima Shinto-ryu”

Morihiro Saito’s 1985 Italy seminar video contains a detailed explanation of the first kumitachi that was inspired by the kata of the same name from the Kashima Shinto-ryu school. This and many other jo and ken techniques form part of the Iwama Aikido weapons curriculum disseminated by Morihiro Saito Sensei, 9th dan, from the 1970s forward.

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