Mar
04

Morihiro Saito: “I think it is my duty to teach ken and jo to my students and to maintain the traditional teaching the founder left in Iwama.”

The weapons-based techniques in taijutsu enable us to attack an opponent and throw him. I think taijutsu and weapons techniques should have a relationship, which is neither too close nor too remote. At the Iwama dojo I hold a weapons practice only once a week, so I am certainly putting the emphasis on taijutsu. But I think it is my duty, as one who was taught directly by the founder, to teach ken and jo to my students and to maintain the traditional teaching the founder left in Iwama.

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