Dec
04

Ethics & martial arts: “Morihei applies a powerful sankyo to the wrist of a young Koichi Tohei”

Saito Sensei said that this film was made for Tohei Sensei to take to Hawaii on his first visit in 1953… This is a most unusual hanmihandachi technique with Naritoki Hirano, an early student of the Founder from his hometown of Tanabe… This is an amazing still that captures Morihei in mid-air having executed a two-fisted thrust downward. Look at the width and muscularity of his back. In this film from 1955, Morihei leads the class in a series of seldom seen warmups…

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