Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu… “The Hidden Source of Aikido Techniques”

There is no escaping the fact that Morihei Ueshiba was one of the leading experts of Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu, and that most of aikido’s techniques have their roots in this old-style jujutsu. It would be ingenuous to deny this well-documented connection.

So how is it that a large segment of the aikido world blissfully continues forward without acknowledging the art’s roots and the relevance of Daito-ryu in aikido training today?.

Have a look at this demonstration of Katsuyuki Kondo Sensei, one of the leading experts of Daito-ryu and see how many of the techniques he performs are familiar to you.

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