Let him teach you all of the intricacies… “Only Morihiro Saito Sensei could show 8 different nikyo variations!”


“These techniques are all part of the neglected legacy left by O-Sensei”

As I was creating the “Complete Guide to Aikido”, I once again had occasion to marvel at the technical virtuosity of my teacher, Morihiro Saito Sensei. In the video footage I was editing, I found this particular section on nikyo — every practitioner’s favorite technique! — in which Sensei demonstrates eight variations. Yes, that’s right… 8! Watch the video!

Can you reel off 8 nikyos? Can your teacher? Yet, these techniques are all part of the neglected legacy left by O-Sensei. Morihiro Saito was one of the Founder’s dedicated students who spent his career promoting Morihei Ueshiba’s aikido. The “Complete Guide to Aikido” serves as a repository for this amazing body of knowledge.

Please watch the nikyo video with our compliments, and allow us to explain the purpose and content of Morihiro Saito’s “Complete Guide to Aikido”.


  1. Thank you for sharing! Performing nikyo, in general, has always been very challenging for me.

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