Essential Teachings of Aikido by
Michio Hikitsuchi, Version 2.0!


An Online Course of 61 lessons in cutting edge
Aikido from Michio Hikitsuchi Sensei, 10th dan!

“The Essential Teachings of Aikido” is affordably priced at $67. This excellent pedagogical material will advance your progress in the art and insure that your practice exhibits a martial quality so essential to aikido. You will have instant access to the 61 lessons of the “Essential Teachings” at any time, from any computing device, and can even download lessons to any and all of your devices at your convenience. It makes good sense to order now, and set a firm intention to jump start your progress in aikido.

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Michio Hikitsuchi (1923 – 2004) was one of the closest disciples of Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba. Hikitsuchi Sensei hailed from Shingu in Wakayama Prefecture near the birthplace of the Founder in Tanabe. He started his training under Ueshiba before the war as a teenager, and later built the Shingu Kumano Juku Dojo at the Founder’s behest in 1953. Hikitsuchi Sensei continued as the chief instructor of the Shingu Dojo for 50 years until his passing in 2004.



“The Essential Teachings of Aikido” elucidates the essential principles of Aikido that should be part of your current training. Hikitsuchi Sensei is a very important historical figure because of his extensive contact and training with Morihei Ueshiba during the latter’s frequent visits to Shingu in the Kumano region of Japan. He was also an ordained Shinto priest and had the ability to comprehend Ueshiba’s often arcane manner of speaking. A devoted follower of the Founder, Hikitsuchi was capable of faithfully reproducing the speeches and technical explanations of Ueshiba with uncanny accuracy during his long teaching career.

You will see many examples of this in the video lessons presented in the “Essential Teachings of Aikido” course. Hikitsuchi Sensei emphasizes important concepts like perceiving the opponent’s ki and seizing the initiative when executing aikido techniques. The precious content he imparts in these videos accurately reflects the ideas and technical methods used by Founder Morihei Ueshiba. We sincerely hope that this information receives much wider recognition in the aikido community as a result of the availability of this course!


1. The importance of seizing the initiative

One must control uke from the very outset of the encounter. To wait for a person to attack is to become conscious of him as an adversary. We lead to transcend being the attacker or the defender. If the attacker seizes the initiative, the defender has a greatly reduced amount of time to respond. The defender must attempt to get off the line of attack, unbalance the attacker, and execute a counterattack in a fraction of a second.

2. Sincerity of attack

In your role as uke, do you attack with full intention and sincerity? Aikido relies on both parties bringing a pure energy to practice. It is a mistake for uke to use his foreknowledge of the technique to modify his attack. Correct practice depends of the sincerity of uke’s attack.

3. Shinken shobu… Action in dead earnest 

You must put everything you have into your aikido as if it your life were at stake. Otherwise your true heart will never manifest itself.

4. Masakatsu Agatsu… True Victory, Victory over Self.

The true aim of aikido is not victory over an opponent, but rather over oneself through the process of purification in practice.

5. Inryoku… Attractive power  

Inryoku, attractive power, is what checks uke’s will to attack. It is what instantaneously stops the ki of uke when he thinks to attack.

6. Katsuhayabi… Speed independent of space and time  

In Aikido, the issue is decided at the instant of the encounter. It is decided at the moment uke and nage come together. Uke thinks to attack, but he himself is struck.

7. Shugyo… Ascetic discipline   

The practice of aikido is a discipline for polishing one’s character and living life in harmony with divine nature.

8. Takemusu Aiki… Aiki spontaneously giving birth to unlimited martial techniques.    

An expression of the Founder’s ideal of the highest level of aikido where techniques perfectly suited to the immediate circumstances surge forth spontaneously.


Many practitioners waste years in training by mindlessly repeating ineffectual patterns that lack the martial integrity present in Morihei Ueshiba O-Sensei’s art. Through a detailed presentation of Aikido’s most fundamental techniques and their underlying principles, Michio Hikitsuchi Sensei will guide you as you fine tune your techniques and imbue your art with the profound spiritual principles espoused by the Founder. This is your opportunity to gain permanent access to this precious aikido resource presented by Michio Hikitsuchi Sensei and get started today!



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