“Daito-ryu includes both hard and soft
styles… Do you know the differences?”

This video contains highlights of an historically important Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu demonstration that took place at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo in 1992. This event commemorated the 50th anniversary of the passing of Sokaku Takeda. The demonstration was hosted by the Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu organization of Katsuyuki Kondo Sensei, and also featured other schools of Daito-ryu including the Kodokai, the Takumakai, aikido and kobudo schools.

“Dynamic screenshots from this historic Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu demonstration that united together several schools of Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu to commemorate the anniversary of Sokaku Takeda’s passing”

Yusuke Inoue Sensei from the Kodokai based in Kitami, Hokkaido, applies “aiki” to two attackers

Now against three uke. The Kodokai style of Daito-ryu was established by Kodo Horikawa,
one of Sokaku Takeda’s leading students, c. 1950.

Takeshi Kawabe Sensei of the Osaka based Takumakai applies an unusual Daito-ryu restraining maneuver over his back.

Hakaru Mori Sensei, Director of the Takumakai, concludes a technique with a trademark inescapable Daito-ryu pin.

Katsuyuki Kondo Sensei, Menkyo Kaiden holder, executes the beginning of ippondori to break uke’s balance.

Now applying Aiki to take the balance of two attackers prior to a throw.

Completion of the two-attacker throw. Note the “zanshin,” or abiding mind
of Kondo Sensei reflected in his stance at the conclusion of the technique.

Note: this demonstration is included in its entirety in the Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu Learner’s Package described below.


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