Shizuo Imaizumi’s Ki Aikido Course includes an amazing variety of content. There are technical modules that present Ki Principles, the Ki No Taiso exercises, and the basic techniques of Ki Aikido explained and demonstrated. In addition, I had the good fortune to conduct an in-depth interview with Shizuo Imaizumi Sensei that is a first of its kind in many respects. As a historian, I was able to sit down with this delightful sensei who destiny chose to witness some of the most important events of the early days of aikido and ask many searching questions.
We talked among other things about O-Sensei adventures in Manchuria in 1924, the dawn of competitive aikido conceived by Kenji Tomiki, Koichi Tohei’s ascent to becoming chief instructor of the Aikikai Hombu Dojo, O-Sensei’s passing in 1969, and Tohei Sensei resignation from the Hombu Dojo.
In this clip you’ll see now, Imaizumi Sensei explains what happened after O-Sensei’s death and how the matter of succession was decided. This is the sort of information that very few people have knowledge of, and Imaizumi Sensei has decided to reveal a number of behind-the-seen stories that have been kept secret some for 50 years or more. Listen to what he has to say…
After Tohei Sensei’s passing in 2011, a cadre of his original students remain to carry forward his legacy. Shizuo Imaizumi Sensei stands out among this select group of teachers qualified to teach and explain the origin and evolution of Ki Aikido to today’s generation of practitioners.
Imaizumi Sensei has had an extraordinary career in aikido that began in 1959. He was in the right place at the right time to witness several of the most important events of aikido history.
Shizuo Imaizumi’s Ki Aikido Course is his video legacy documenting an aikido career that has spanned 55 years. His vibrant health, humble personality, and unwavering dedication are due to a lifetime of training in aikido and the daily application of the art’s principles.
What’s Inside the Shizuo Imaizumi Ki Aikido Course…
● 47 hi-res video modules Click here to watch video
● Option to view content online or download to your device
● Unlimited access to course content
● Principles of Ki explained and demonstrated
● Ki No Taiso explained and demonstrated
● Basic techniques of Ki Aikido developed by Koichi Tohei
● In-depth interview with Shizuo Imaizumi by Stanley Pranin
● Learn backstories of important events of aikido history
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