Video: Katsuyuki Kondo teaching seminars at Aiki Expo 2002

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Katsuyuki Kondo Sensei is one of the most highly regarded of Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu masters. Having practiced for more than 50 years, he is the sole person to have received Menkyo Kaiden certification from Headmaster Tokimune Takeda, son of Sokaku Takeda. Kondo Sensei is an authority on the history of Daito-ryu and its intimate connection with the early stages of aikido. He has traveled extensively to America, Europe, and Australia conducting seminars from the late 1980s to the present. Also, literally hundreds of foreign students have gone to Japan to study at his Shimbukan Dojo in Tokyo.

This video offers highlights of Kondo Sensei’s seminars at Aiki Expo 2002 held in Las Vegas, Nevada. You will see the power and precision of his approach to Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu. Key concepts from classical Japanese martial arts such as maai, metsuke, kokyu, atemi, zanshin, etc. will be evident in the execution of his techniques.

A close viewing of this video offers aikido practitioners an excellent opportunity to study the precursor forms of various aikido techniques. You will be able to discern both similarities and differences between the two arts. You will notice in particular the liberal use of atemi and the specialized pinning movements peculiar to Daito-ryu.

Duration: 16:47 minutes
Access: free through January 12


  1. Excellent… thanks!

  2. Thanks Pranin sensei.

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