Dec
30

Saito family property: “He built this dojo when it was announced that the Iwama Dojo would soon be torn down”

This videotape was shot in 1992 in commemoration of Saito Sensei’s promotion to 9th dan. This was also around the time of the opening of the new Iwama Dojo on Saito family property. The demonstration portion of this footage was taken entirely inside the new dojo and there is a scene in which Saito Sensei is seated holding his 9th dan certificate. Saito Sensei demonstrates the basic forms of the Aiki Ken and Jo, as well as several taijutsu fundamentals…

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