Video: Shoji Nishio — “Aikido represents a major departure from its predecessor arts”

If you are not familiar with the aikido approach of Shoji Nishio, 8th dan, the video highlights below will quickly acquaint you with the essentials of his martial system. Particular points to watch for are Nishio Sensei’s initial set up movements, often accompanied by atemi strikes, rapidity and precision during application of techniques, and final controling movements and pins. In this system, for the most part, empty-handed techniques (taijutsu) have corresponding movements using the ken and jo…

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