Stanley Pranin’s Video Blog: “From Aikijujutsu to Aikido!”


“Morihei gradually distanced himself from the techniques of Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu over a span of more than two decades”

With the aid of rare historical photos, Stanley Pranin describes the process of Morihei Ueshiba’s gradual modification of Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu techniques into the forms that would become the basis of modern aikido. The roles of Daito-ryu and Morihei’s teacher, Sokaku Takeda, in the evolution of aikido were for many years minimized before recently becoming well documented through Stanley Pranin’s published research.

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