Sep
13

Shoji Nishio Sensei: “Emphasizing the elimination of openings, the acquisition of basic striking and weapon skills”

We owe a debt of gratitude to Shoji Nishio Sensei, the fifth sensei to demonstrate and his students, for assisting us in handling a great deal of the preparations for this demonstration. If one word had to be used to describe this teacher it would certainly be “dynamic.” Nishio Sensei spoke for several minutes on the art, budo in general and O-Sensei. He then demonstrated his unique style which emphasizes the elimination of openings, the acquisition of basic striking and weapon skills and the budo nature of Aikido. His performance also included an exhibhition of iai movements related to ikkyo, nikyo, sankyo and yonkyo which he has developed…

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