“What I learned directly from O-Sensei is that the spirit of creating world peace comes before waza. Without that spirit, our Aikido cannot progress.” Sensei, when did you meet O-Sensei? I first met O-Sensei about eight years after he started teaching in a warehouse in Shingu. That was 65 years ago, when I was 14 [...]

Interview with Michio Hikitsuchi Sensei, Aikido 10th Dan by Laurin Herr and Tim Detmer

“What I learned directly from O-Sensei is that the spirit of creating world peace comes before waza. Without that spirit, our Aikido cannot progress.” Sensei, when did you meet O-Sensei? I first met O-Sensei about eight years after he started teaching in a warehouse in Shingu. That was 65 years ago, when I was 14 [...]

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Screencast: Focus on History — “Ueshiba Family Tree: The Line of Succession” by Stanley Pranin

“What I learned directly from O-Sensei is that the spirit of creating world peace comes before waza. Without that spirit, our Aikido cannot progress.” Sensei, when did you meet O-Sensei? I first met O-Sensei about eight years after he started teaching in a warehouse in Shingu. That was 65 years ago, when I was 14 [...]

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“What I learned directly from O-Sensei is that the spirit of creating world peace comes before waza. Without that spirit, our Aikido cannot progress.” Sensei, when did you meet O-Sensei? I first met O-Sensei about eight years after he started teaching in a warehouse in Shingu. That was 65 years ago, when I was 14 [...]

The Improbable Launch of My Career as an Aikido Historian by Stanley Pranin

“What I learned directly from O-Sensei is that the spirit of creating world peace comes before waza. Without that spirit, our Aikido cannot progress.” Sensei, when did you meet O-Sensei? I first met O-Sensei about eight years after he started teaching in a warehouse in Shingu. That was 65 years ago, when I was 14 [...]

Interview with Michio Hikitsuchi Sensei, Aikido 10th Dan by Laurin Herr and Tim Detmer

“What I learned directly from O-Sensei is that the spirit of creating world peace comes before waza. Without that spirit, our Aikido cannot progress.” Sensei, when did you meet O-Sensei? I first met O-Sensei about eight years after he started teaching in a warehouse in Shingu. That was 65 years ago, when I was 14 [...]

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Ueshiba Family Tree

Screencast: Focus on History — “Ueshiba Family Tree: The Line of Succession” by Stanley Pranin

Morihei Ueshiba’s Family and Line of Succession In this screencast, Stanley Pranin presents a chart containing an abbreviated genealogical tree of the Ueshiba Family and discusses Morihei Ueshiba’s family background, aikido-related relatives, and the line of succession in aikido. Duration: 6:29 minutes Transcript of screencast Hi, I’m Stanley Pranin, and welcome to another episode of [...]

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Video: Morihiro Saito’s 1992 special demonstration on promotion to 9th dan (member video)

“Saito Sensei built this dojo when it was announced that the Iwama Dojo would soon be torn down” The name of Morihiro Saito is known almost universally among aikido practitioners. He was one of the giants of postwar aikido and among the closest students of Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba, having trained with O-Sensei in Iwama [...]

Stanley Pranin's “Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu: Conversations with Daito-ryu Masters”  is now available as an ebook!

Sokaku Takeda in Osaka, by Tokimune Takeda

“Sokaku’s concern for Morihei was like a father for his son.” Aiki News would like to express its gratitude to Tokimune Takeda Sensei for granting permission to reprint this summary of an article which appeared in No. 39 of the newsletter published by the Daitokan Dojo. Here I would like to record the relationship between [...]

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Magazine: Aikido Journal Number 100, 1994

“Although almost totally unknown to aikido practitioners, one of the most fascinating related forms of the art was created by Minoru Hirai. Hirai served as General Director of Morihei Ueshiba’s old Kobukan Dojo during World War II, and later taught his own unique form of jujutsu based on the principle of circular taisabaki. Aikido Journal [...]

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Magazine: Aiki News Number 37, 1981

Aiki News Number 37, 1981 Contents      ● Editorial on Mitsunari Kanai, by Stanley Pranin      ● Interview with Mitsunari Kanai, by Stanley Pranin      ● Morihiro Saito’s Technical Notebook — Katatedori koshinage, Katatedori koshinage, Ryotedori koshinage, by Morihiro Saito      ● World Aikido Directory      ● The Founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba, “Idol Among the Soldiers, Chapter II – [...]

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