Video: Katsuyuki Kondo Sensei demonstrates Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu at the Budokan

“A Close-up Look at the Intricacies of Aikido’s Jujutsu Precursor”

This video captures the entirety of a spectacular Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu given by Menkyo Kaiden Katsuyuki Kondo Sensei and his senior students in 1988. The demonstration takes place in the world-famous Nippon Budokan arena in Tokyo.

The techniques demonstrated include high-level advanced movements that display Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu at its finest. Those who have never seen this precursor art to aikido will be fascinated by the precision and complexity of Kondo Sensei’s martial arts display.

Aikido practitioners are sure to deepen their understanding of the roots of aikido technique through a careful study of Kondo Sensei’s demonstration. Video analysis is an excellent way to train the eye to appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of one’s own martial arts skills.

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  1. Excellence!

  2. Fun to watch, thank you Sensei…
    Rick Post

  3. Patrick Augé says:

    Excellent demonstrarion that includes all the essential elements of kata.

    Kondo Sensei was also skilled at jiyû randori. That is why his forms have life.

  4. Thomas Huffman says:

    Koryu!! Taking falls on wood. Hard core! Terrific! Very precise.

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