Apr
05

“Yagyu Shingan-ryu influenced the young Morihei during his stint in the army and shortly thereafter”

Of special interest is the first section of footage in the Kashima Shinto-ryu clip as it contains a demonstration of the first kumitachi of this school that was later incorporated by Morihei Ueshiba into his Aiki Ken. This and many other weapons techniques form part of the Iwama Aikido weapons curriculum disseminated by Morihiro Saito Sensei, 9th dan, from the 1970s forward.

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