Today, many aikido practitioners are only vaguely conscious of the masters responsible for building the modern infrastructure of the art. Koichi Tohei — aikido’s first 10th dan — was such a figure and left an exceptional body of theory and techniques that shaped the formation of today’s aikido. Tohei Sensei’s vision of the art was based on the universal principles of Ki.
There are those who are not aware that Koichi Tohei was one of the pillars of the postwar Aikikai Hombu Dojo together with Morihei Ueshiba’s son, Second Doshu Kisshomaru Ueshiba. In fact, Tohei Sensei was, for more than a decade, the chief instructor of the Aikikai, and many instructors and practitioners followed his methods.
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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