Featuring the Ken Kumitachi… Morihiro Saito’s “Aiki Ken and Aiki Jo” Online Course in 20 modules!

Welcome back to Morihiro Saito Sensei’s “Aiki Ken and Jo” instructional course. Last time, Saito Sensei explained the 7 suburi sword exercises. Today, Sensei will introduce 2 of the 5 kumitachi, the more complex paired sword kata he learned from O-Sensei. You will see how the suburi exercises are applied in these more complex kata.


As you can see, the 5 kumitachi are quite spectacular when performed at full speed. Saito Sensei demonstrated the Aiki Ken and Jo over the years at the All-Japan Aikido Demonstrations in Tokyo. Among the many historical videos contained in this course, is Sensei’s show-stopping Ken demonstration at the 1989 event. We’ll be sure to show you scenes from that demonstration later in our presentations.

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