Morihiro Saito: “Getting down to the nitty gritty of Kotegaeshi”

In this video taken from “Morihiro Saito: Lost Seminars, Volume 7,” Saito Sensei explains in detail the fine points of Aikido’s kotegaeshi or “wrist twist” techniques. It’s easy to see why he is regarded as such a gifted teacher because of his ability to focus on essential concepts and explain them in an easily intelligible manner. In one sense, the survival and dissemination of these old videos is a great gift to today’s generation of aikido learners. The teachings and persona of one of the greatest aikido instructors of the postwar era are now readily accesible. Serious students have a wonderful opportunity to revisit Saito Sensei seminars and take their place in turn to learn from one of the best.

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