Rendez-vous with Adventure: “O-Sensei Meets the Cowboys”

When I first saw the “Rendez-vous with Adventure” film featuring Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba, I couldn’t believe my eyes! Two “cowboys” from America — actually documentary film producers — are welcomed into the inner sanctum of the Ueshiba home and the Aikikai Hombu Dojo during their visit in 1958… The Master Ueshiba proceeds to demonstrate his craft… and what an amazing performance it is!…

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  1. Without intending offence I hope to discover the reason it seems Koichi Tohei has trouble handling one reporter, 4 years after he is said to have easily handled 5 judoka in Hawaii.

    Koichi Tohei was in large part what got me interested in Aikido, and I have to admit when I saw him in this video it was disheartening to say the least.

    I also find it strange that there is so little mention of Tohei sensei on the Hawaiian sites, and no mention, video footage, or articles of those present at the event where he took on the judoka.

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